Do you just want to stay in bed? Learn about the dangers of “bed rot”

Do you just want to stay in bed?  Learn about the dangers of “bed rot”

Escape under the blanket

When you study or work a lot, allowing yourself a spare moment every now and then is a positive thing and can be interpreted as an act of self-care, as it improves physical and mental health, including sleep quality. It's about rest, doing what you love, having fun, and increasing social interaction.

Now, “rotting” in bed is a bad sign. “It is an act of self-sabotage that causes us to postpone tasks, meetings and decisions, and leave activities until the last minute, leading to… anxiety“Stress, guilt and loss of productivity,” explains Larissa Fonseca, clinical therapist and member of SBP (Brazilian Psychological Society).

According to the psychiatrist, “bed rot,” when adopted as a habit, can lead to a vicious cycle of avoidance that prevents facing and solving challenges. As a result, without knowing how to deal with responsibilities, problems and obligations, conflicting feelings tend to accumulate and become more frightening.

Cell phones make lack of willpower worse

Behind the reluctance to get out of bed and face life may be emotional exhaustion (overwork, we tend to postpone commitments), or even difficulty with organization and concentration, fear of failure, and low self-esteem. Signs of mental and emotional illness that can be exacerbated by cell phone use.

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