Losing sleep, and especially quality sleep can change the way we interpret social cues and emotions. it can also negatively impact how we manage our own emotions. When sleep deprivation occurs, it effects how one cognitively processes information. Sleep deprivation can be caused by a number of issues, and the more severe, the more negative the impact. For example, people with chronic pain where sleep is disrupted show a longer term of negativity than those that lost sleep due to allergies.
- Having a pollen allergy puts sleepers at a higher risk of sleep interruption.
- A recent thesis revealed data suggesting that chronic sleep deprivation leads to depression.
- The study suggested that those with pollen sensitivities were apt to experience more sleep disruptions both during and apart from pollen season.
“The ability to empathise with other people’s pain, however, was found to be less affected. So, while we might be grumpy in the morning, we still care if our partner happens to scold themselves when making the tea.”