Exposure to too much bad news can affect your health

Doomscrolling can lead to adrenaline fatigue

In 2019 and last year the average daily social media user would spend 145 minutes on their devices, which comes to around two hours and 24 minutes every day. Add to this the disruption of the pandemic, which has increased our need to be up to date with the latest statistics, and media reporting has gone into  hyper-drive. 

The constant scrolling on our devices has led to many bizarre side effects such as blue face, but it has also unearthed a growing addiction to bad news. Doomscrolling, which is the tendency to unconsciously scroll through terrible news on social media and news sites, is contributing to more restless sleep, growing anxiety and constant exhaustion.  ..

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