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Middle Aged People Are Lonelier Than Older And Younger Ones

Middle-aged people are lonelier than older adults and young people, new research suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 38,000 people in the U.K. who took part of the BBC Loneliness Experiment last year. The lead researchers are: Professor Christina Victor, Brunel University London, Professor Manuela Barreto, University of Exeter, and Professor Pamela Qualter, University of Manchester. […]

Lack Of Sleep Leads To Social Withdrawal And Loneliness

Sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined to engage with others, avoiding close contact in much the same way as people with social anxiety, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found. Furthermore, that alienating vibe makes sleep-deprived individuals more socially unattractive to others. Worse still, well-rested people feel lonely after just a brief […]

Socially Isolated Older Adults Have Higher Mortality Rate

One out of five older adults are socially isolated from family or friends, increasing their risks for poor mental and physical health. These adults also have higher rates of mortality, a new study shows. Researchers looked at several factors affecting social isolation from family and friends within a national sample of more than 1,300 older […]