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FUN FACT! YOUR SLEEP QUALITY MAY RESULT TO YOUR SOCIAL INTERACTION

A study in 2018 from researchers at the University of California found out that sleep deprivation can negatively affect your social activity

13 Oct 2021

Sleep plays an important role for your wellbeing. But have you ever questioned what might happen in your social life if you lack of sleep? Well, a study in 2018 from researchers at the University of California found out that sleep deprivation can negatively affect your social activity.

 

We all know that sleep deprivation increases the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. Nevertheless, in what way does sleep really affect our social life?

 

Dr. Jay Puangco, a neurologist concentrating in sleep medicine at the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute in California, explained that sleep deprivation can affect your social mood.

 

The lower hours of sleep you get, the less you want to interact with your peers. The most possible reason behind this phenomenon can be the devastating desire to sleep, for somebody who needs sleep; they may not have the energy required for social interaction.

 

Worst still, even people who have enough sleep will avoid people who are sleep-deprived. The study showed well-rested persons felt lonely even after just a quick interaction with a sleep-deprived person, triggered viral contagion of social isolation. Simply put, loneliness is contagious, just as happiness is.

 

“People who are sleep-deprived simply are not happy people,” said Dr. Jay. “Nobody wants to be around a moody person,” He added.