Scientists have found that boredom is dangerous to our he alth!
Scientists have found that boredom is dangerous to our he alth
People who get bored too often often die much earlier than those who live more fun, a study found. Experts from University College London said boredom itself is not a disease, but it can be a symptom of "harmful behavior." For example, excessive drinking, smoking, drug use, or any psychological problems.
Scientists analyzed surveys of more than seven thousand Britons conducted from 1985 to 1988. The interviewees included civil servants aged 35 to 55. They were asked how often they experienced boredom in the past month. The largest number of bored women was found among young women.
It's been 25 years. Scientists checked how the lives of the participants in that long-standing survey developed. Many are no longer alive. It turned out that those who complained of boredom died much earlier than those who were in good mood. However, in addition to boredom, other factors that were not taken into account by researchers also influence premature death.
So their assumption needs further verification.