Why a Lack of Sleep Makes You Anxious

A poor night’s rest can cause your brain to overreact

Erman Misirlisoy, PhD
Elemental

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Photo: Kinga Cichewicz/Unsplash

SSome consequences of a bad night’s sleep are obvious — fatigue, difficulty concentrating, a yearning for bed. But some other effects, such as a weaker drive to be social the next day, are frequently overlooked because they’re unexpected or misunderstood. In a study published late last year, a team of scientists…

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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD
Elemental

Research Leader (Ex-Instagram / Chief Scientist at multiple startups). Author of the User Insight Newsletter: https://userinsight.substack.com/