Thursday, November 4, 2010

No Rest for the Friendly

The MedlinePlus4You Twitter feed alerted me to this important news: socializing may make extroverts more susceptible to ill effects from sleep deprivation.

Introverts, on the other hand, are totally cool to socialize and stay up all night (or, even better, stay up all night socializing!), and everything will be fine. That part wasn't specifically in the study, but one should always feel free to extrapolate wildly. That's just good use of license for extremes of behavior.

OK, it was a small study, involving only 48 people, and who the heck knows if these results would hold up in further experiments, or exactly what significance they have even if so.

But in the meantime, extroverted people, you should get some rest.


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