New study says email is bad for your health

When you read email your breathing patterns change, resulting in something researchers call ‘email apnea.’

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The office has found yet another way to kill you.

By now, we know that sitting all day is terrible for our health, but new research says that email is also a risk. About 80 percent of people in a study by Linda Stone, a former top researcher at Microsoft, suffer from what she calls “email apnea.” Similar to sleep apnea, people with the condition outlined by Stone hold their breath or otherwise interrupt their breathing patterns while they read email.

Stone conducted the research over a six to seven month period, observing and interviewing more than 200 people in their homes, offices, and cafes.

Here’s more on the study from Business Insider:

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