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Lonely Teenagers suffer sleeplessness

Is your teenage daughter or son complaining of inadequate sleep, or do they complain having trouble sleeping? Researchers say loneliness could be the reason, according to a new study conducted.

Loneliness, as defined by the researchers, is a feeling of distress that people experience when they perceive their social relationships to be inadequate.

The study conducted shows young adults who are lonely are 24 % more likely to feel tired and also have difficulty in concentrating during the day.

Teenagers may suffer from lack of sleep or poor quality of sleep. May also suffer from the time taken to fall asleep, sleep duration, sleep disturbances as well as daytime dysfunction that is staying awake during the day.

“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,” said Louise Arseneault Professor at King’s College London, as reported in Hans Ind