Academics who are tempted to stay in pajamas during the day of work should think again, says an Australian study that has linked the practice to a deterioration of mental health.

With many academics in front of another prolonged period of working from home, an article published in Australia Medical Journal has warned that those who remain in the room dress are twice as likely to report a state of mental health.

According to the study, which was drawn in a survey of medical researchers in Sydney during the first blockade of Covid-19 since the end of April to mid-year, 60 percent of scientists admitted Use pajamas at least one occasion in blocking, with 14 per cent saying that they normally carried pajamas during the zoom. Calls with colleagues.

28 percent of scientists said they carried pajamas at least once a week, a cohort that was twice as likely to report worsening levels of mental health than those who dressed normally every day , according to those who dressed normally every day. The study, by Davi D Chapman and Cindy Thamrin, of the Woolcock Medical Research Institute, which is affiliated with the University of Sydney.

Thamrin told Times Times Education that the finding was consistent with the evidence that supports "blue pajama syndrome". Hospital patients who remained in bed linen during longer stays were evaluated as more depressed than those who became dayweight. However, those who had pajamas did not report lower levels of productivity, she added.

"To those who choose to continue working from home at least a part of the week, we hope to assure you that the occasional day in pajamas will not affect your productivity, but maybe you should consider changing them as a matter of Routine for the good of his mental health, "Thamrin said.

The study, which drew in 163 the person's answers from the five medical institutes in Sydney, are also taken advantage of the reality of working at home for researchers. The most frequently cited work area was the kitchen or dining table, mentioned by 44 percent of scientists, while 28 percent worked from their own office and 10 percent shared an office.

Surprisingly, 3 percent of respondents worked. From the bathroom during the lock. "Someone suggested that, perhaps, the bathroom had the best wireless Internet connection," Thamrin said.

The study also analyzed other problems caused by working from home. 42 percent, they said that the calls had been interrupted by the children of colleagues, and a respondent was interrupted by a sleepwalker, "although it is not clear if this was during a day nap or a night gathering," says the document.

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