Moneyism: Nearly half of Americans report feeling alone

Are you lonely? If so, you are not alone.

Sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined to engage with others, according to a new study by researchers at researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, which was published in a recent edition of the journal Nature Communications. “Sleep deprivation can turn us into social lepers,” said Matthew Walker, a UC Berkeley professor of psychology and neuroscience.

“The less sleep you get, the less you want to socially interact,” Walker added. In turn, other people perceive you as more socially unappealing. “That vicious cycle may be a significant contributing factor to the public-health crisis that is loneliness.

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