Taking A Break From Facebook Can Reduce Your Stress Level

A new study published in the Journal of Social Psychology, shows that people stress levels lower after taking a break from Facebook. Researchers founds that people’s production of the stress hormone, cortisol, were reduced. However, participants reported that they felt their wellbeing was lowered by not using the site for the five day period. The researchers wrote, “Our results suggest that the typical Facebook user may occasionally find the large amount of social information available taxing and Facebook vacations could ameliorate this stress – at least in the short term.