Study suggests that improper sleep might impact the way you react emotionally


Sleep is not just good for your physical health but it has a lot to do with your mental and emotional health too. Have you ever noticed that when you are sleep deprived then you feel very insecure emotionally? You feel agitated and irritated at times? Also, you broke down way too easily when you haven’t slept properly? 

If the answer to all the above questions is a big fat yes then it’s high time that you correct your sleeping patterns. No we aren’t kidding, in fact, this recent research is also agreeing with us.  

A recent study was published in the Journal of Sleep Research suggests that insufficient sleep may have a negative impact on emotional reactions. 

Do you often fail to put your phone away at night? Well, the blue light isn’t going to put you to sleep. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Insufficient sleep means emotional bias The study found that participants perceived pleasant and neutral pictures in a more negative way when their sleep was restricted for several nights in a row.

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In the study, participants were tested in the morning after 5 nights of regular sleep and after 5 consecutive nights of sleep restriction (5 hours a night).

“Insufficient sleep may impose a negative emotional bias, leading to an increased tendency to evaluate emotional stimuli as negative,” said lead author Daniela Tempesta, PhD, of the University of L’Aquila, in Italy.…

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