Having constant access to work, information, friends and shopping online is grea, but what is being switched on 24/7 really doing to our brains and bodies? @AnnaMagee finds out
‘I feel like I’m spinning lots of plates at once,’ says Andrea Kilbride, 27, who often takes her MacBook and Blackberry to bed, where she flicks between the computer and TV until the small hours. On other occasions, she says, she’ll ‘sit down to complete a task that should take half an hour, but it takes two hours because I keep stopping when the red light flashes on my Blackberry. I can’t help myself.’
TECK DETOX: 'Balance online time with face-to-face time,' advises psychologist Dr Aric Sigman. 'When we see each other, chemicals such as oxytocin are produced that makes us feel good.' It's why your body feels like it's smiling after a night out with friends.