The logo of Facebook is pictured on a window at new Facebook Innovation Hub
The logo of Facebook is pictured on a window at new Facebook Innovation HubREUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

If the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is log in to Facebook and eventually end up spending too much time that you are late to office or if you waste hours together on Facebook when you are supposed to study for the upcoming exams, you are addicted to it and probably need help.

Focusbook may help you get out of Facebook addiction, or at least help you spend lesser time on it. This Chrome plug-in once installed will ask the user the purpose of visiting the site. Every time you visit the social media site, Focusbook will ask you why you want to visit the site. To make sure that you don't get lost in newsfeed and numerous notifications, pop-ups and descending blue mist will remind you that you have spent enough time on the site, and it's probably time to get back to other works. 

Focusbook can't cure Facebook addiction, but it surely can help a user not waste too much time on it. Pop-ups appear at regular intervals until one logs out of Facebook.

Interestingly, a new research has recently suggested that scrolling Facebook feed endlessly can affect the brain of the user like taking cocaine. The study said that brain scan may expose Facebook addicts, as it affects user's grey matter like in the case of cocaine.

"The impulsive system can be thought of as a car's accelerator, while the inhibitory system can be likened to a brake," Professor Ofir Turel of California State University was quoted as saying by the Telegraph.

"In addictions, there is very strong acceleration associated with the impulsive system often coupled with a malfunctioning inhibitory system."