Recent research by the University of Queensland suggests that quitting Facebook can reduce stress, but also make you unhappy. Gizmodo reports:
“Taking a Facebook break for just five days reduced a person’s level of the stress hormone cortisol,” said Dr Eric Vanman of the School of Psychology, who led the study.
There was a bit of a mixed result, though, as with the improvement in physiological stress by giving up Facebook, there were also lower feelings of well-being.
“People said they felt more unsatisfied with their life, and were looking forward to resuming their Facebook activity,” Dr Vanman said.