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Is social media effecting your mental health? Here are the signs

Background

We are living in the age of social media, a world where social media can impact our lives in a positive or negative way.

Social media is part of our everyday lives, it has become a place where young people spend most of their time in. People use social media platforms for many different reasons.

The use of these social media platforms has some advantages, they increase access to resources. Whether a person is searching for jobs, schools, certain services, informative articles or valuable tools and tips, they can find it on social media.

Not only that, social media can help in:

1. Highlighting causes of interest

2. Help you share and sharpen your skills

3. Connect with like-minded people

However, social media can be very bad for our health, the use of social media can trigger mental health. Here is how:

1. Social media can make people feel inadequate or like they are not doing enough in their lives.

There are a lot of people who look like they are perfect on social media and this can make one envious and feel bad about themselves.

2. Messing with your sleep

Majority of people use social media at night and they usually tend to sleep late, sleep less and sleep worse.

Using social media at night may stimulate the brain, when you need to be winding down for the night and as a result, you may find it hard to sleep.

3. Contibuting to depression and anxiety

The excessive use of social media may trigger feelings of depression and anxiety. The lives on social media looks perfect which is enough to make a person feel inferior.

4. Crowding out fulfilling activities

Too much use of social media takes out the time to do other things, things that may benefit the health.

Social media can be very addictive, as good as it is to have social media, it is also important to limit the used of it.


Source: www.healthline.com/health/social-media-and-mental-health

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