Is your email making you sick?

Researcher Linda Stone says 80 percent of us suffer from so-called email apnea. That quelches our creativity and can contribute to stress-related diseases.

Your inbox may be causing you more stress than you realize.

According to Linda Stone, a former Microsoft researcher and tech executive, some 80% of people either hold their breath or breathe shallowly as they work through their email. She uses the term email apnea to describe this.

That disruption in your breathing is a pretty big deal. Holding your breath alters the level of oxygen in your system, triggering that familiar fight-or-flight response and contributing to stress-related diseases. It’s also not, as you might imagine, the most productive or creative state to be in.

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