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Have you ever been so tired that you avoid people? You just don’t have the energy to socialize. When I’m sleepy I try to avoid interactions because I don’t want to appear grumpy.

A new study proves that you don’t feel like being around friends or coworkers because you don’t get enough sleep — and the feeling is mutual.

Researchers at the Center for Human Sleep Science at UC Berkeley say your lousy, sleep-deprived-driven attitude makes others not want to be around you, either.

The study says being chronically sleep-deprived leads people to be anti-social, and in turn, lonely — particularly because their attitude makes them “socially unattractive to others.”

They say, “It’s perhaps no coincidence that the past few decades have seen a marked increase in loneliness and an equally dramatic decrease in sleep duration. Without sufficient sleep we become a social turn-off, and loneliness soon kicks in.”

To make it even worse, now we know this, so we have something else to lose sleep over.

Joel is always well rested. Listen weekday mornings on Magic 98.3