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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Pugle

Bed Rotting: How TikTok’s New ‘Self-Care’ Trend Can Trigger Depression

Many people who participate in bed rotting often refer to it as a form of self-care, but health experts say it’s not a healthy practice.


"Spending too much time in bed without proper care and movement can have several negative effects on physical and mental health," says Dr. Sanam Hafeez, an NYC neuropsychologist and the director of Comprehend the Mind.


Mental and physical health risks include depression and anxiety, sleep disorders, muscle weakness, and blood circulation issues. Read more in Healthline.

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