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April 22, 2024 | Weekly Editorial

Bed Rotting in the Era of Remote Work

Written By Rob Kirkbride, Editor-in-chief, OI Publications

I’ve tried to avoid the topic of return to work as much as possible in this column, mainly because there is still too much confusion over the issue and nobody really knows how each individual company is handling hybrid work vs. fully in-office or fully remote work.

But I ran across a new term that I thought you might enjoy: bed rotting.

I discovered it through Sleep Doctor, an online site for sleep health, improvement and education, though it’s been around for at least a year. The report investigates the prevalence of bed rotting among remote and hybrid workers. The report also offers insight into how bed rotting impacts workers’ sleep and mental health.

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