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Tech review: Study finds women suffer higher levels of 'Zoom fatigue' 

A recent study concluded that women have longer

A recent study concluded that women have longer meetings and shorter breaks between meetings than men, intensifying Zoom fatigue. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto/GaudiLab

That feeling of exhaustion after yet another remote video conference has been dubbed "Zoom fatigue." Research indicates it’s real — and a new study concluded its effects are more pronounced for women.

A Stanford University study of more than 10,000 participants found that women’s Zoom fatigue was worse because they suffered more stress dealing with "mirror anxiety" from seeing your face constantly during a conference. Women also reported more feelings of being "physically trapped" because of restricted movements forced by sitting at a desk.

Even more daunting, the study found that "women have longer meetings and shorter breaks between meetings" than men, intensifying their Zoom fatigue.


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