Not Getting Enough Sleep May Make You More Selfish
Sleep is widely recognized as being important to our physical health, mental health and even mortality. But did you know that sleepless nights can also lead to selfish behavior? Insufficient sleep affects how likely a person is to help someone, according to research. When people lose one hour of sleep, there's a clear hit on our innate human kindness and our motivation to help other people in need, Ben Simon, a postdoctoral fellow of psychology at the Center for Human Sleep Science. More than half of all people in developed countries say they get insufficient sleep during the work week. Experts have found links between lack of sleep and mental health disorders, as well as physical ailments like diabetes and obesity . Sleep loss radically alters how we are as social, emotional beings, Matthew Walker, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at UC Berkeley.