New research has linked working in your PJs during the pandemic with a decline in mental health.
The data showed that while wearing your comfy’s while working at home does not lower productivity, it did cause a deterioration in mental wellbeing.
According to the study by Aussie researchers, 41% of people say they saw and increase in productivity when working from their own house while more than one third reported a decline in their mental health.
When researchers looked at the effects of wearing pyjamas when working, they found it was associated with more frequent reports of poor mental health, reports 9gag.
Plus, 59% of participants who said they wear pyjamas during the day at least once a week admitted that their wellbeing declines when working from home compared to 26% of those who never wore PJs in the day.
Researchers explained: “Although we cannot determine whether wearing pyjamas is the cause or consequence of deteriorating mental health, appreciation of the effect of clothing on cognition and mental health is increasing, as it has been observed in hospitalised patients. "
They continued: “Encouraging patients to wear normal daytime clothes can reduce the severity of depression.
“The simple advice to get changed before beginning work in the morning might partially protect against the effects of Covid‐19 restrictions on mental health, and would be less expensive than the ‘fashionable’ sleep or loungewear gaining popularity as working from home becomes the norm.”
The study also effected the impact of children on parents who work at home.
Unsurprisingly, the study found that 63% of people working from home with a toddler found their productivity drop.
Likewise parents at home with primary aged children also agreed that their productivity was lowered.
But, the study showed that the most common cause of teleconferencing disruptions was internet connectivity issues.
other frequent causes include interruptions from toddlers or household members.
The study noted that "anecdotes of colourful behaviour from housemates not suitable for publication."
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