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Sleep Deprivation Can Damage Social Interactions

Scientists show that the lack of sleep leads to the decreased desire to assist others.

By Sam WaltersAug 23, 2022 4:00 PM
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We all wake up on the wrong side of the bed sometimes. But while most of us acknowledge that sleep deprivation alters our mood, a new study in PLOS Biology shows that the shortage of sleep also diminishes our desire to support the people around us.

Sleepy, Solitary and Self-Absorbed

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