A Facebook Break Reduces Stress

Getting off Facebook can help you reduce stress but lowers happiness. Welcome to the Facebook “catch 22.”

A new study examined 138 Facebook users, and found that those who took a five-day break had a drop in a stress hormone called cortisol. While that’s great, their happiness and satisfaction levels went down!

The researchers say the large amount of social information on Facebook could be taxing, and taking a break from it can help. Basically, take breaks from social media when you need to, but then jump right back in.

The study is in the Journal of Social Psychology

Source: IFL Science

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