We’ve learned a lot from Gen Z, from the importance of embracing body positivity to how to love non-skinny jeans. But for every game-changing idea, there’s another, more questionable trend backed by our younger counterparts. Bed rotting, or staying in bed all day by choice, thereby “rotting” there, is one such trend. We caught up with two experts, neuropsychologist Dr. Sanam Hafeez and internist Dr. Jared Braunstein, for the scoop on whether spending all day in bed is self-care or detrimental to our mental health.
Meet the Experts
- Dr. Sanam Hafeez, Psy.D, is an NYC-based neuropsychologist and school psychologist. She is also the founder and director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. Hafeez graduated from Queens College, CUNY, with a BA in psychology, and then went on to earn her Master of Science in Psychology at Hofstra University. Hafeez provides neuropsychological educational and developmental evaluations in her practice and also works with children and adults who suffer from PTSD, learning disabilities, autism, attention and memory problems, trauma and brain injury, abuse, childhood development and psychopathology.
- Dr. Jared Braunstein is a board-certified internist with Medical Offices of Manhattan and contributor to LabFinder.com, a platform that has connected more than 1 million patients to thousands of labs and radiology centers across the country. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) and did his internal medicine residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, and has been in practice for 14 years.