We knew that the lack ofhad . It is thus associated with , of , to , to the , to , and even to a . Without speaking of course of the risks of related to the . But according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Berkeley in California, sleep deprivation also has a heavy impact on our social relationships.
The researchers separated two groups where one was deprived of sleep overnight and the other allowed to sleep. They then asked participants to watch a video in which they were asked to estimate when individuals were getting too close to them. Those who had been sleep deprived felt “invaded” 18% to 60% faster than others. ” People who lack a night’s sleep create greater social distance between themselves and others », Confirm the researchers. To support their experience, they haveparticipants in the and found that the areas of responsible for and sociability were less active in people deprived of sleep.
But it gets worse: People who lack sleep tend to be rejected. In another experiment, the researchers showed that people who did not sleep well are perceived by those around them as lacking inand cooperation. ” The less you sleep, the less open you are to socially interact, , main author of the study. In turn, other people perceive you as more socially “repulsive”, further increasing social impact and isolation. In the end, sleep deprivation can turn us into real social handicaps. »
« It is no coincidence that the last decades have seen a significant increase inand an equally dramatic decrease in some sleep », Concludes his colleague Eti Ben Simon.