Internet usage for long time increases anxiety and blood pressure

Internet usage for long time increases anxiety and blood pressure


A study was conducted in which it was found that people who spend most of their time on Internet may experience increased heart rate and BP when they are not connected to Internet. It was also noted in the result that same withdrawal symptoms are found in the drug addicts.

A professor at Swansea University said that nowadays people have become too much dependent on the Internet and devices that they become victim of anxiety and when they are stopped from using them and psychological changes happens along with physical changes which are not at all good for anyone and no one want to have any negative impact on mind and body.

This research has given some serious outcomes which needs to be taken very seriously. In this research 144 people were observed aged between 18 and 33 years.

Heart beat rate and blood pressure of these participants were noted before and after a brief internet session and not just this their anxiety and self-reported internet addiction was also studied.

Ultimately it was found that physiological arousal was increased after termination the internet session for those with problematically high internet usage.

Averagely there was an increase of 3 to 4 percent in heart rate and blood pressure and some cases the figured was doubled, immediately on termination of internet use as compared to before using it for those who were facing digital behavior problems.

So the result of the study should be taken seriously as long term use of internet is anyways not good for health.