Days spent lying in bed are ‘tempting’ but not very restful

Millennials and Gen Z are abusing their days off and weekends to engage in “bed-rotting” – a trend that sees people spend the entire day curled up under the comfort of their duvet, sleeping in, watching TV or mindlessly scrolling on a device.

It’s meant to be a way to unwind or avoid burnout after a long week at work, but according to Samantha Boardman, a psychiatrist and clinical instructor at Weill-Cornell Medical College and author of the book “Everyday Vitality, Turning Stress Into Strength,” the trend may be doing more harm than good.

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