02 Nov '11, 1am

People who are lonely are more likely to have sleepless nights, says US study

People who are lonely are more likely to have sleepless nights, says US study

People who are lonely may be more likely to have sleepless nights, US (United States) researchers said on Tuesday in a study that suggests loneliness may not only cause unhappiness, it may be bad for your health. THE NEW PAPER PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG (REUTERS) - People who are lonely may be more likely to have sleepless nights, US (United States) researchers said on Tuesday in a study that suggests loneliness may not only cause unhappiness, it may be bad for your health. Reporting in the journal Sleep, Dr Lianne Kurina of the University of Chicago and colleagues studied loneliness and sleep patterns among a group of older residents living in two colonies of Hutterites in South Dakota. People in this religious sect live communally, sharing possessions and meals. They are rarely socially isolated. She said the findings were similar to those from a 2002 study of college students t...

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