Anxiety associated with social media has been characterized by researchers as feelings of restlessness and worry and issues with concentration and sleeping. A study published in the Journal of Computers and Human Behavior found individuals who indicated they use seven or more social media platforms on a daily basis were three times more likely to exhibit symptoms of anxiety, as opposed to other users who used two or fewer platforms. However, the research connecting social media to anxiety is still in its infancy stage, and it is unclear exactly how social media may cause anxiety in its users.
There is also a strong connection between social media and sleep quality. Read on to discover the details.