SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

It is believed that social media can make us feel connected with friends and family. We all have experienced  a pick me up after posting a cute selfie on  Facebook or Instagram!

Yet if you are checking in and scrolling through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter more than a few times a day, it may actually dampen your mood, and keep you from getting adequate rest and sound sleep.

In a recent study at the University of Pittsburgh, scientists found out that  people who check social media most often times a week are 2.7 times  more likely to have depression, compared to those who check least frequently.

Another study,  published in Preventive Medicine Journal, found that frequent users are three times more likely to have sleep disturbances than those who scroll less often- even if they are not surfing right before bed.

While researchers say  the jury is still out on what's causing what - does depression or insomnia  cause us to hop on social media to fill a void, or  is social media creating the void?

What do you think?


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