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Being Lonely Might Make You Sleep Poorly

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If you're lonely, you might be more likely to have a terrible time trying to sleep at night.

Like being lonely wasn't bad enough, that's some bullshizz!

"Basically, the lonelier individuals had sleep that was more broken up. There was more movement during the night, more periods of short sleep duration, more tossing and turning. It's evidence of one way in which feelings of loneliness might get into the body."

The researcher says, though, that loneliness might not be the direct cause, but rather how loneliness is associated with poor health. That why when looking at the study of college students, researchers "noted a trend between increasing feelings of loneliness and social isolation and more fitful sleep."

So basically, being lonely can cause unhappiness, which can cause poorer health, which can cause you to not sleep as well.

The bad part is that we can't just cure loneliness — we can't force people to find other people. So how do we stop this? Would pets help? How can we even quantify loneliness?

What do U think??

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