The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Poor Sleep Could Negatively Impact Gratitude In Relationships, Study Suggests

Sleep deprivation is tied to a whole host of health effects, from increased anxiety, to decreased bone mineral density, to consuming more calories. And apparently, it could also take a toll on your relationship.

A new study from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, found that sleep deprivation could have an effect on our expressions of gratitude -- in turn straining relationships by making people feel like they are being taken for granted.


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