A sleepless night not only leaves us fatigued and distracted, but it also makes us interpret things more negatively and makes us more likely to lose our temper. Moreover, people suffering from a pollen allergy are at high risk of some form of sleep disruption from the outset. This according to a new doctoral thesis from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that takes a neuroimaging approach to sleep loss.
A pollen allergy
The ability to empathize with other people’s pain, however, to less affected. So, while we might grumpy in the morning; they still care if our partner happens to scold themselves when making the tea. Researchers also found that the participants with a pollen allergy had disrupted sleep both during and outside the pollen season; that the amount of deep sleep they had was higher during the pollen season than at other times of the year.
“Regrettably, they unable to trace the underlying change mechanisms behind sleep deprivation-induced; negativity bias by showing differences in the brain’s emotional system as measured by functional MRI,” says Sandra Tamm. “For people with a pollen allergy, we found signs of inflammation in their blood readings, but not in the brain.”