Give it a try! Personally I think I would be more anxious without the red dot, because I would be worried that I missed an important notification that I didn't acknowledge or act on soon enough. I suppose without the red dot you can still swipe down to see missed notifications though, so it might not be a big deal to turn it off. I think it depends on the urgency of your typical notifications. If you use reminders for things that need to be done or reviewed ASAP, the red dot provides a useful visual indicator.I have always left it on, though I'm wondering if it might be less annoying and reduce stress levels if I switch it off. What are your experiences?