Better Living Blog

The Ability You Start Losing When You Lack Sleep

sleep deprivation


Ever wondered why some people who are sleep-deprived tend to lean towards self-isolation? New study links lack of sleep to the impairment of social ability. The study compared well-rested people with those who stayed awake for almost 24 hours.

Learn More About Our Self-improvement Resources Online

This is an interesting study because there have been previous studies that show how an individual’s mental state is affected due to lack of sleep. I can truly attest to the negative effects of staying awake most of the time or not getting the adequate amount of sleep.

Professor Matthew Walker, one of the study’s authors, explained how the sleep-deprived fared on the test:

“They failed our emotional Rorschach test.

Want to read later? Download PDF version of this article:

Read Later - DOWNLOAD this post as PDF >> CLICK HERE <<

A PDF version of this post will be generated for you to read later.

Insufficient sleep removes the rose tint to our emotional world, causing an overestimation of threat.

This may explain why people who report getting too little sleep are less social and more lonely.”

Those short on sleep tended to think both neutral and even friendly faces were actually threatening.

Professor Walker said:

Next Page »

Read Later - DOWNLOAD this post as PDF >> CLICK HERE <<
Live a more Healthy and Natural Life

30 Day Happiness Challenge

Sign up to the 30-day happiness challenge (and get inspirational tips and more.)

Submissi ost_meta

Close Window

Download the Basic Needs Profile Questionnaire

Where should we send it? (also get notified of new content, tips and more.)

Submissi ost_meta

Close Window