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In one study, Cacioppo measured brain activity during the sleep of lonely and nonlonely people.
Those who were lonely were far more prone to micro awakenings, which suggest the brain is on alert for threats throughout the night, perhaps just as earlier humans would have needed to be when separated from their tribe.
Even though the Internet has possibly contributed to our isolation, it might hold a key to fixing it.
Pro: There are great people online (I have found them, know them, and am one of them).
We just need several on whom we can depend and who depend on us in return.
As a culture we obsess over strategies to prevent obesity. But I have never had a doctor ask me how much meaningful social interaction I am getting.
Once social and upbeat, I became morose and mildly paranoid.
Loneliness is breaking our hearts, but as a culture we rarely talk about it.
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Portland, I reasoned, would offer me the space and time to do my work. Loneliness is not just making us sick, it is killing us. Studies of elderly people and social isolation concluded that those without adequate social interaction were twice as likely to die prematurely.