A University of California study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology of Couples with Children showed that women who claimed to have a dirty and cluttered home had increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
For those who were unaware of the disorder, a group that includes most men, hormone levels decreased throughout the day.
Other research, from the University of New South Wales in Australia, appearing in the scientific publication Environment and Behaviour, suggests that unorganized kitchens with things to clean have led to people losing control of their food — they start eating more.
“An unorganized home causes stress because there is a lot of information and things to do. A person who is very messy ends up being more anxious. Even if this stress is subtle, over time it leads to some symptoms,” explains psychologist Marilyn Kehedi. physical and emotional.
A dirty and messy house makes life difficult and affects mental health. If previously it was possible to close the door and leave everything for later, as people became more at home, it became difficult to bear the chaos.
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