Shown at left is an HTC G1 smartphone offered by T-Mobile and at right is an Apple iPhone 4S smartphone in San Francisco, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Study:  Silencing Smartphones Can Lead to More Stress

If you suffer with FOMO, this is about YOU.

Silencing your phone might actually make it worse.   That’s according to a study, just published in Computers in Human Behavior.

138 iPhone users completed a survey to determine whether or not they suffered from FOMO, also known as “Fear of Missing Out.”

Individuals with high FOMO scores tended to use their phones more often; and they had higher feelings of stress when their phones were muted.

There’s more, here:  (UPI)

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