Why is the Internet so addicting?
Research indicates that problematic internet use is linked with structural changes to the brain. For example, neuroimaging studies show that online gaming addiction is associated with decreased volumes of brain tissue in areas responsible for impulse control, emotional regulation, and decision making.
How does internet addiction affect our lives?
Body aches, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, insomnia, vision problems, and weight gain/loss are just some of the physical problems one may suffer as a result of an internet addiction. Emotional effects may include depression, dishonesty, anxiety, social isolation, aggression, and mood swings.
How can you avoid developing Internet addiction?
8 Ways to Control Your Internet AddictionSelf-Control: Block out distracting websites for a set amount of time. Concentrate: Maximize focus while shifting between different tasks. FocusBooster: Focus on single tasks for 25 minutes apiece. Think: Limit your attention to a single application at a time.