ASK OUR EXPERTS

Choose Topic
Using 0 of 1024 Possible characters
Home »  Living Healthy »  Is Your Teen Not Being Able To Sleep? Find Out If He's Loney

Is Your Teen Not Being Able To Sleep? Find Out If He's Loney

We would tend to blame teens' poor quality of sleep on technology but a latest study points out that it may actually be because of the feeling of loneliness.

Is Your Teen Not Being Able To Sleep? Find Out If He's Loney

Is your teenager having trouble falling asleep or sleeping less? Most teens need an order of 9-plus hours nightly to have optimal sleep. Most teens are pre-occupied with a technological playground in their rooms - television, computer, telephones, game stations. We would tend to blame their poor quality of sleep on technology but a latest study points out that it may actually be because of the feeling of loneliness. Loneliness is defined by researchers as a feeling of distress that people experience when they perceive their social relationships to be inadequate.

They may also have poor sleep quality, including the time it takes to fall asleep, sleep duration and sleep disturbances, as well as daytime dysfunction such as staying awake during the day due to feelings of loneliness.

The findings of a recent study showed that the young adults, who are lonely are 24 per cent more likely to feel tired and have difficulty concentrating during the day.

Louise Arseneault Professor at King's College London said, "Diminished sleep quality is one of the many ways in which loneliness gets under the skin, and our findings underscore the importance of early therapeutic approaches to target the negative thoughts and perceptions that can make loneliness a vicious cycle."

The researchers analysed 2,232 18-19 year-old twins born in England and Wales and found that the association between loneliness and poor sleep quality was almost 70 per cent stronger among those exposed to the most severe forms of violence, including crime, sexual abuse, child maltreatment and violent abuse by family members or peers.

Researchers said, restless sleep in lonely individuals may be because they feel less safe or the result of a heightened biological stress response.

(With inputs from IANS)
Was this Article Helpful Yes or No

................... Advertisement ...................

Q&A

ASK OUR EXPERTS

Using 0 of 1024 Possible characters
Choose Topic

Latest stories

Angelina Jolie Reveals Bell's Palsy Diagnosis: 10 Things You Should Know

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:07:53 IST
Bell's palsy is a temporary condition in which muscles on one side of the face become paralyzed or weak. It affects only one side of the face at a time, causing it to become stiff on that side or droop. It is often caused by some kind of stress or trauma.

Malnutrition Causes 9.4% Of The Total Infant Deaths

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:14:04 IST
Of all infant deaths, about 9.4% are contributed due to malnutrition and babies which are underweight, as admitted by Public Health Department Minister Dr Deepak Sawant.

Is It Really Necessary To Finish A Course Of Antibiotics?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:44:53 IST
Experts have advised patients to do not believe in the incorrect advice, which tells them to continue and finish off their course of antibiotics even if they are feeling well. The disease researchers from British, have found that finishing a full course has increase drug resistance in the disease

Masoor Dal Procurement Under Turmoil

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:59:38 IST
he Madras High Court demanded to know the position of the State Government on the decision taken which allowed Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation (TNCSC) to procure the 'masoor dhal' for the Public Distribution System.

More People In Delhi Die Of Diabetes, Hypertension Than Dengue, Malaria

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:13:17 IST
A shocking report has stated that each year, in the National Capital, more people die of diabetes and hyper tension than Dengue or Malaria.