Feeling Angry? This Could be Why…

Researchers at Iowa State University found that losing just two hours of sleep a night makes people angrier. Can you relate to this?

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Researchers at Iowa State University found a direct link between losing sleep and heightened anger. Previous research linked a lack of sleep to negative emotions such as anxiety and sadness, but this is the first to directly link anger as a cause of less shuteye.

Participants in this research, which was published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, were split into two groups. One of the groups kept their normal sleep routine while the other group had their sleep cut by two to four hours each night for two nights. This resulted in the first group getting about seven hours of sleep and the second getting about four and a half hours of sleep per night.

After this, both groups were asked to rate different products while listening to irritating noise. This situation was designed to create “uncomfortable conditions” and “provoke feelings of anger.”

The lead study professor, Zlatan Krizan said, “In general, anger was substantially higher for those who were sleep restricted. We manipulated how annoying the noise was during the task and, as expected, people reported more anger when the noise was more unpleasant. When sleep was restricted, people reported even more anger, regardless of the noise.”

So, it’s true, less sleep really does make us angry. You know that that means? Sleep in tomorrow, doctor’s orders. Read more about this story on NY Post here.


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Researchers at Iowa State University found that losing just two hours of sleep a night makes people angrier. Can you relate to this?

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65% Definitely, needed
35% Not really, I’m fine
Males
70% Definitely, needed
30% Not really, I’m fine
Females
55% Definitely, needed
45% Not really, I’m fine

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