Spending too much time on Facebook may be causing harm to your well-being, according to a new study.
The research by the University of Copenhagen covered more than 1,000 people in Denmark for a week.
After the end of the period, those who didn’t use the social media network reported a “significant higher level of satisfaction.”
The study suggested taking a break from Facebook, which is the most widespread social network.
According to the study, those who took the break also experienced less concentration difficulties.
“People on Facebook are 55% more likely to feel stressed. People taking a break from Facebook are 18% more likely to feel present in the moment,” the research said.
The negative impact particularly on passive users is greater, according to the study.
“If one is a heavy Facebook user, one should use Facebook less to increase one’s well-being. And if one tends to feel envy when on Facebook, one should avoid the sections (or specific friends) on Facebook causing this envy,” researchers advised.