Quitting Facebook, may be just what the doctor ordered, with many studies that can back up these claims. If you spend more than a fair amount of time surfing the web and interfacing with friends through Facebook, it could be problematic for your overall health over time.
Research has shown that Facebook is indirectly responsible for anxiety problems, lower self-esteem, interrupted sleeping patterns and smaller attention spans, depression, and a host of other negative issues that are forcing many to question how they divvy up their time.
In a group study to determine just how addictive Facebook is, users had their accounts deactivated for a month and their moods evaluated. The findings were that those that went one month without Facebook privileges had a better sense of self after the month ended, less political polarization, and improved mental health. Those that joined the study spent the extra time socializing with friends and family members in person, and were less likely to return to Facebook at previous levels once the trial had ended.
As the site continues to grow exponentially it remains to be seen whether the trajectory of how it affects everyday interaction among people worldwide outweighs the deficits associated with its frequent use. This technology is still too new for there to be a definitive assessment, but the truth is out there as scientists look to unfurl the mystery of Facebook.