Being able to respond to your boss’ message seconds after receiving it and seeing your best friend’s new haircut instantly are just some of the perks of living in the 21st century, but as with many things, moderation is key. Remember, even with technology, there can still be too much of a good thing. Researchers from the Kansas State University in the US found that people who make themselves available even after work hours may be keeping their brain from recovering properly. Another study showed that being too connected may lead to sleep disorders, reports Forbes.com.

Can’t help but check your Instagram account for new updates or leave one-sentence blurbs on Twitter every 10 minutes? You know it’s time to slow down. Here, 7 ways to disconnect from the digital world this Christmas

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