The advent of smartphones has allowed us to be plugged in and able to read work emails around the clock. But research suggests that this is adding an extra five hours to the average office worker’s day. That is why Germany is considering bringing in new laws that will make it illegal to email colleagues after 6pm. The research found a relationship between workers having constant access to their emails and poor mental health. France have recently passed legislation by where you must turn off your work smartphone by 6pm.