A new study finds that sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined to engage with others, avoiding close contact much like those with social anxiety. Worse still, that alienating vibe makes the sleep-deprived more socially unattractive to others, according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. And well-restedContinue Reading Further, pornography use begets loneliness, and loneliness begets pornography use. Butler, Pereyra, Drap, Leonhardt, and Skinner (2018) in Pornography Use and Loneliness: A Bidirectional Recursive Model and Pilot Investigation surveyed 1,247 participants in English-speaking countries around the world to develop a sophisticated statistical model of how various factors relatedContinue Reading Once social and upbeat, I became morose and mildly paranoid. I knew I needed to connect to people to feel better, but I felt as though I physically could not handle any more empty interactions. I woke up in the night panicked. In the afternoon, loneliness came in wavesContinue Reading Loneliness is no trivial experience. Feeling disconnected from others has been linked to increased morbidity and mortality, premature aging, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, depression, impaired cognitive functioning and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s, stress, anxiety, anger, and a diminished ability to control one’s impulses and outbursts. As ifContinue Reading

Loneliness Might Be More Complicated Than We Thought #mhsm #mentalhealth — PsychCentral (@PsychCentral) February 14, 2017 In particular, lonely people who have more social support tend to be less stressed. Now, yes, it might sound obvious that social support protects against some of the negative effects of loneliness,Continue Reading According to research from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, loneliness can wreck your chances of getting a restful night’s sleep. Researchers measured the sleep cycles of 95 people in South Dakota, comparing them to the participant’s self-reported loneliness scores (none of them lived isolated lives, but some reportedContinue Reading Feeling friendless is common among men, research by the Movember Foundation has found. Stoicism and isolation make lonely mates of too many men. New research by the Movember Foundation reveals that a devastating number of men feel friendless. The survey found that more than two and a half millionContinue Reading

Lonely people are actually wired differently HuffPost Living (@HealthyLiving) August 7, 2015 If you often feel lonely, there could be a neuroscientific explanation. According to a small new study, your brain might be wired differently. The study, conducted at the University of Chicago and published in the onlineContinue Reading