Failure to Facebook reduces stress

According to a preliminary study published in the Journal of Social Psychology, the rejection of Facebook for five days causes a decrease in the level of the hormone cortisol, which causes stress.
“I've been on Facebook for 10 years now. Sometimes I had to leave Facebook for a while because I was overwhelmed by a growing number of friends on my page, said study lead author Eric Vanman. “Every time I left Facebook, I felt an instant sense of relief that lasted for several days. But then I realized that I was missing something (FOMO - Opportunity Syndrome), and I need to return. The cycle is closed.

For their experiment, researchers took 138 active Facebook users. 60 random participants were instructed to completely abandon Facebook for 5 days, while the remaining 78 participants continued to use Facebook as usual.

Vanman and his colleagues interviewed participants about their life satisfaction, stress levels, moods and feelings of loneliness before and after the experiment. They also tested participants' cortisol levels.

The researchers found that the rejection of Facebook for a short period of time had both positive and negative effects on the stress and well-being of the participants.

“In other studies, people reported that Facebook provokes them to think badly of themselves and this causes additional stress. Because of this, many leave Facebook. Others are setting themselves up with a Facebook vacation, during which they either deactivate their page or close Facebook for a few days, weeks, or even months, said Vanman. - Our research shows that “quitting” from Facebook for five days is enough to reduce the level of the stress hormone - cortisol. The control group, which did not abandon Facebook, did not show a similar result. We also found that people who were assigned to give up on Facebook for 5 days were less satisfied with their lives. Many were genuinely happy when the research came to an end, because they could return to Facebook. One unexpected discovery - people without Facebook spent more time talking face to face with their friends and family. ”

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