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Poor sleep triggers viral loneliness and social rejection: Lack of sleep generates social anxiety that infects those around us

Poor sleep triggers viral loneliness and social rejection: Lack of sleep generates social anxiety that infects those around us

In a study of sleep-deprived versus well-rested individuals, researchers found that the brains of those lacking sufficient sleep exhibited heightened activity in areas that deal with perceived human threats and a shutdown of areas that encourage social interaction. People shown videos of sleep-deprived individuals felt more alienated, suggesting that antisocial feelings are contagious. This is the first study to show a two-way relationship between sleep lo..

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