Boredom is an essential step in falling asleep and getting enough rest watch almost any animal if they’re stuck somewhere with nothing to do, they go to sleep it’s the natural thing to do we do it too people usually can’t sleep because their minds are too active.
That’s not to mention more mundane but equally unhealthy behaviours, such as comfort-eating your way through tedium “boredom at work is propping up the confectionary industry,” says mann, who is based at the university of central lancashire, uk the overall effect of boredom on your life expectancy could be drastic, too.
Experts from university college london said boredom is not specifically dangerous but could be a symptom of 'harmful behaviour' such as excessive drinking, smoking, taking drugs and psychological problems. Good old-fashioned boredom taking time to be bored (no, we don't mean spacing out in chem class) and letting yourself pause from friends, obligations, and technology is actually one of the best things you can do for your health.
Boredom is nearly always essential to creativity it isn't true that creativity is mostly sparked by having a specific problem to be solved it's far more likely to arise because the person is bored with the way something has been done a thousand times before and wants to try something new, added savage. Eastwood is the joint author of the unengaged mind, a major new paper on the theory of boredom boredom, he points out, has been associated with increased drug and alcohol abuse, overeating, depression and anxiety, and an increased risk of making mistakes.