Research Confirms Email Is Stressful

Researchers have confirmed what most people already know. Getting buried in emails can be stressful, and some are way worse than others.

Inspite of all the progress, our stress levels seem to be going up.

And researchers have confirmed what most people already know — getting buried in emails can be stressful, and some are way worse than others.

During the study 30 government workers were observed and checked for changes in blood pressure, heart rate, and cortisol levels.

Using email caused elevated stress in 83 percent of the subjects and when paired with being on the phone that percentage rose to 92.

People’s conditions were worse when inboxes were full and when they encountered irrelevant messages and those requiring immediate responses.

Getting news about completed tasks and filing messages away had calming effects, the latter being attributed to giving one a sense of being in control.

According to the professor who led the study, the 24-7 access provided by smartphones will likely cause even greater increases in stress levels in the future.

How many times a day do you check your email?

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