Surprise, surprise.

(My personal theory on this is that the mental stress of “always being reachable” or “always anticipating the incoming” hinders your mind from being able to settle into a focused state of concentration. It’s like trying to sleep in an uncomfortable setting, you never quite fall into a deep and restful sleep.

For further reading, check out my recent interview with Matt Alexander. He and I talked a lot about this.)

UCI Study Finds That the Less Frequently People Checked Email the Better They Were Able to Focus