Poor sleep makes you cranky. Stop taking it out on your loved ones.
You already know that a lack of sleep can leave you feeling cranky and sluggish the next morning, but a new study from the University of California at Berkeley found that skimping on shut-eye may make you more selfish, too-and that's bad news when it comes to a.m. interactions with your significant other.
"Our research found that a poor night's sleep causes people to prioritize their own needs over others," explains Amie Gordon, a U.C. Berkeley psychologist and lead investigator of the study. "When we tracked study participants over two weeks, we found they reported more gratitude toward their partners on the nights they slept well and less on the nights they slept poorly."
Translation: Less zzz's can make you less appreciative and empathetic. So when your partner takes out the garbage, you're less likely to say "thank you" (Do you want a medal just because you took out the trash?) or when heRead More »from Tired? It Might Be Hurting Your Relationships