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“Why do I get so emotional after a bad night’s sleep?”

Written by Lauren Geall

Do you struggle to control your emotions when you’re tired? Here’s why a lack of sleep has the power to leave us tearful and short-tempered, according to a sleep expert.

For the most part, I’d say I’m quite an emotionally stable person. I love a good cry as much as the next person (it’s healthy, right?) and get frustrated when people shove me on the Tube (not like I have to deal with that problem anymore, anyway), but generally, I’d say I’m good at keeping my emotions under control.

There’s one situation, however, when all of this changes: when I’m struggling with a lack of sleep. Whenever I go to bed late, struggle to fall asleep or have to get up super early, I know I’m in for a tricky 24 hours the next day.

Because when I’m tired, my ability to control my emotions kind of goes out the window. It’s become such an identifying factor of my personality that if I phone up my Mum and tell her I’m feeling worried about something, the first question she’ll ask me is “how did you sleep last night?”. 

It’s like as soon as I miss out on sleep, all of my emotions become amplified. Instead of feeling anxious, I’m spiralling into panic. Instead of feeling a little annoyed, I’m on the edge of full-blown anger. And instead of feeling a little upset or stressed, I find myself sobbing on the bus. 

However, I’m not the only one whose ability to handle the world goes out the window when I’m feeling tired. According to research from Bensons For Beds, 87% of British people say tiredness makes them intolerant, with one in five (18%) saying they constantly row with their partner because they feel exhausted. Some 15% of people also said they feel their personality changes when they are tired – and more than a fifth confessed that they swear under their breath at “everything” when they’re lacking on sleep.

With more people struggling with their sleep in lockdown, it’s likely many of us are becoming more familiar with the emotional and mental impacts of a bad night’s rest. 

But why is this? Stylist spoke to sleep expert Dr Sophie Bostock to find out more, including how a lack of sleep has the potential to impact our mental health.

Why do we get so emotional when we’re tired?

We’ve established that everything gets a bit more trying when we’re feeling low on energy – but what’s going on in our brains to make us feel this way?

“To make sense of this, it’s worth thinking back 200,000 years to when the early humans were living out on the savannah,” Dr Bostock says. “In those days, what would have kept us awake? Predators. Storms. Hunger. Threats to survival. And so, our brains have evolved to interpret sleep deprivation as a potentially dangerous situation. The amygdala, which is the part of our brain which switches on the ‘fight or flight’ stress response, therefore gets more sensitive. This means we become much more emotional, and even small problems feel more stressful.”

Because our amygdala is more sensitive when we’re feeling tired, and we’re therefore more likely to have our stress response activated, lack of sleep can also have a physical impact on our body. This is because, when the “fight or flight” response is triggered, hormones flood through our body to help us respond to the thing we’ve identified as a “threat”.

“The stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, increase our heart rate, blood pressure and blood flow to the muscles,” Dr Bostock says. “Over time, lack of sleep is linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and even early mortality.”

And why do we struggle to keep those emotions under control?

Now we know why a lack of sleep can make us feel more emotionally sensitive – but that doesn’t explain why we’re more likely to respond in a rash and disproportionate way. Feeling annoyed and grumpy is one thing, but shouting at a well-meaning colleague? That’s a whole other kettle of fish. So why do we do it? And what does a lack of sleep have to do with this behaviour?

“In addition to a supercharged amygdala, the sleep-deprived brain has less activity in the areas of the brain which could be less important if you’re running from a predator,” Dr Bostock explains. “These include the areas controlling forward planning, goal-directed behaviour and self-control.

“In other words, we get more emotional, and we have less of a break on those emotions.”

So, how does this lack of sleep affect our mental health?

Feeling emotional every once in a while, due to a lack of sleep, is OK if you’re able to get some much-needed rest to address that imbalance, but what about when a lack of sleep begins to become a recurring presence in our lives?

“In the short term, one of the main effects is an increase in anxiety – which makes sense if you’re under threat,” Dr Bostock says. “All our emotions can be exaggerated, but we most consistently see an increase in negative emotions and a decrease in positive emotions. We have less energy, and less motivation.”

It’s undeniable that there’s a strong relationship between the amount of sleep we get and our mental health, but it’s also important to remember that the amount of sleep we “need” is different for everyone – and not to get too fixated on the guidance that says seven or eight hours is the be-all-and-end-all.

As Dr Nerina Ramlakhan – a sleep expert and author of The Little Book Of Sleep: The Art Of Natural Sleep – previously told an audience at Stylist’s Restival, it’s important we don’t spend too much time worrying about the amount of sleep we’re getting.

“I recommend that my clients don’t get too fixated,” she said. “A lot of people don’t sleep so well the night before a big event, or on Sunday nights because they think they must get a good night’s sleep. 

“If we inflexibly believe [that we need a good night’s sleep] to be the case, that stops us sleeping. And when I’ve worked with professional athletes one of the things I say to them is ‘don’t even think about sleep tonight – you’re playing for England tomorrow, forget it’.

“We could have three or four hours of sleep which are far more nourishing than the seven or eight. It’s that depth of sleep.

“Sometimes the things we think about sleep are stopping us sleeping in the first place.”

This article was originally published on 12 March and has been updated throughout.

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Protesters gather outside Philadelphia police precinct after police shoot and kill man with knife

Protesters gathered outside a Philadelphia police precinct Monday night hours after police shot and killed a man with a knife earlier in the afternoon, CBS Philly reports. The victim was identified as 27-year old Walter Wallace Jr.

Police responded to a call about a man with a weapon around 2:45 p.m., according to CBS Philly. 

“Responding officers witnessed a male on the block. Immediately they noticed he had a knife in his possession and he was brandishing it, and waiving it erratically,” said Philadelphia Police Sergeant Eric Gripp.  

Cell phone video of the shooting appears to show Wallace approaching two officers before they open fire. It is not clear from the video what happens immediately prior to the shooting because the camera tilts down and both Wallace and the officers are out of frame.

Several gunshots are heard, and when the camera tilts back up, Wallace is lying in the street. Gripp said both officers fired their weapons, but it wasn’t immediately clear how many times or where Wallace was hit.

“Upon being struck the male immediately dropped the knife and was scooped up by one of the discharging officers who took him into his police car, drove him over to Presbyterian Hospital where unfortunately he succumbed to his injuries,” Gripp said.

One witness told CBS Philly that he and several others tried to get Wallace to drop the knife prior to the shooting. 

Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement, “the Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Unit of PPD will conduct a full investigation. I look forward to a speedy and transparent resolution for the sake of Mr. Wallace, his family, the officers, and for Philadelphia.”

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a seperate statement, “I recognize that the video of the incident raises many questions. Residents have my assurance that those questions will be fully addressed by the investigation.” 

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Rams dominate matchup of tough defenses, beat Bears 24-10

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Josh Reynolds and Gerald Everett caught touchdown passes from Jared Goff, and the Los Angeles Rams won a matchup of dominant defenses, beating the Chicago Bears 24-10 on Monday night.

Goff passed for 219 yards and Malcolm Brown rushed for a score for the Rams (5-2), who remained unbeaten at brand-new SoFi Stadium and reasserted themselves as NFC contenders with a rebound performance one week after a rough loss at San Francisco.

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Taylor Rapp made an end-zone interception on a pass deflection by Troy Hill while the Rams held Chicago (5-2) to 182 yards in the first three quarters and built a 24-3 lead.

Eddie Jackson returned a fumble 8 yards for Chicago’s only touchdown with 7:30 to play, but Los Angeles' defense stayed in control, yielding 279 total yards and three points. The Rams have won twice in three defense-dominated games between these longtime rivals over the past three seasons.

Nick Foles passed for 261 yards for the Bears, who dropped out of the NFC North lead and fell to 3-1 on the road with their latest discouraging offensive performance. Chicago managed just 49 yards rushing and has 175 yards on the ground in the past four games.

The Rams' defense, now coordinated by former Bears outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley, sacked Foles four times and picked off two of his passes, including Jalen Ramsey's first interception of the season near midfield to clinch the victory with 3:13 to play.

Even punter Johnny Hekker dominated the Bears, pinning them inside their 10 with all five of his punts in a superb performance by the four-time Pro Bowler.

The Rams led 10-3 at halftime after holding the Bears to 126 yards. Reynolds made his 4-yard TD reception on the second drive for just the second scoring catch by a wide receiver against Chicago's stingy secondary all season, but the Bears stopped two additional drives just outside field goal range to keep the deficit manageable.

The Rams went up 17-3 midway through the third quarter on a TD drive capped by Brown's 1-yard run.

Chicago mounted its best drive immediately thereafter, but its 71-yard march ended when Hill deflected a pass intended for Darnell Mooney in the end zone and Rapp snagged it for an interception.

The Rams followed with a crisp 80-yard drive capped by a 12-yard TD catch-and-run by Everett, their big-play tight end.

Chicago got to the Rams 4 with just over nine minutes to play, but Aaron Donald flushed Foles from the pocket and into Justin Hollins' arms for a fourth-down sack.

Robert Woods fumbled three plays later on a jet sweep, and Jackson returned it for the sixth defensive touchdown of his four-year career.

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Leonard Floyd had two sacks and six tackles in his first game against Chicago since the Bears released him last offseason. After his sack, Floyd jumped up and went toward the Bears sideline, shouting and gesticulating.

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How Kim Kardashian Truly Feels About Turning 40 & What She Has Planned For Her Future

Kim Kardashian has already achieved so much both personally and professionally. Turning 40 has made her set even bigger goals for the next 10 years.

Worldwide fame, a near billion dollar fortune, four gorgeous kids and successful business brands…Kim Kardashian has got it all as she hit her milestone 40th birthday on Oct. 21. But the high achiever has even bigger goals for the mark she hopes to leave on society during her next 10 years. “Kim’s heart is in the work she’s doing with prison reform and her goals for this next decade really center around the work she wants to do to make changes to the laws. This decade will be all about creating her legacy,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.

Though she didn’t go to college or law school, Kim has been studying via apprenticeship to become a lawyer and is aiming to take the California Bar Exam in 2022. It is one of the most difficult legal tests in the nation, but the KKW Beauty founder wants to become an even more powerful advocate for prison reform and justice as an actual attorney at law.

Kim is already a successful businesswoman, showing off her entrepreneurial skills with both KKW Beauty and her solutionwear/loungewear brand SKIMS. “She’s very proud of all she has accomplished with her brand. She has a lot of big plans in store for SKIMS and KKW Beauty. You can expect her to continue to expand and grow because she truly loves creating. But what really satisfies her soul is making a difference in peoples’ lives,” our insider continues.

With a plate so full, Kim still intends to be just as much of a hands-on mom to her four kids North, 7, Saint, 4, Chicago, 2, Psalm, 1, with husband Kanye West, 43. As her family’s E! reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians comes to an end in early 2021 after 20 seasons, Kim plans to spend more time with her husband and children in places like Kanye’s beloved Wyoming ranch.

“Kim also plans to take more personal time, more time with her kids and family. They are all growing up so fast and she wants to be able to soak it all in. Spending time with them out of the spotlight and away from L.A. is going to be even more of a priority in the next decade,” our source adds, telling us that Kim will also be keeping fans mesmerized with her perfect hourglass curves.

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“She’s in the best shape of her life right now, that was very much a goal that she wanted to hit for the big 4-0 and she smashed it. But she isn’t going to let up. She’s planning to continue to train just as hard,” our insider explains about how Kim’s bod will remain just as killer as the years go by. The KUWTK star showed off her to die for body in a series of Instagram photos on Oct. 26, which were taken during her five day birthday celebration. While wearing a skimpy nude colored bikini, Kim proudly boasted, “This is 40!”

Kim has completely embraced turning 40, which is wasn’t always the case. “Forty-years-old. At one point it was something she thought she was going to dread and here we are and she has a beautiful family, success that only a few can obtain and pretty much her entire life ahead of her,” a second source tells us EXCLUSIVELY. “She loves being 40 and healthy, as she has learned so much about herself. If she could stay 40 forever that would be her biggest wish, because now as she goes on to other avenues in her life, she wants to be this age and this health to enjoy it as much as she is able,” the insider adds.

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Cowboys' Mike Nolan stops media call after hot sauce accident

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The Dallas Cowboys with a record of two wins and five losses appear to be headed in a downward spiral through seven weeks of the 2020 NFL season, and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan dealt with something just as painful on Monday afternoon.

Nolan had to stop a conference call on Monday after he accidentally wiped his eye with one of his fingers that had Tabasco sauce on it, according to multiple reports.

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"My eye feels a lot better," Nolan told reporters when he returned. "But it was burning."

There was a ton of reaction on social media from people all over the football world.

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The Cowboys suffered a brutal 25-3 loss to the Washington Football Team on Sunday. Nolan’s defense is the worst in the league statistically, allowing a league-worst 34.7 points per game so far this season.

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Dallas will face NFC East rival the Philadelphia Eagles next on "Sunday Night Football."

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Sex with my post-baby bootcamp trainer has made me realise I want to be single

DEAR DEIDRE: HAVING hot sex with my bootcamp teacher has made me realise I don’t want to be with my partner any more.

I’m a woman of 28 and my fella is 31. We had a good relationship until my daughter was born. 


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I lost body-confidence but then one of my baby-mum friends suggested I join the “post-baby bootcamp” classes she goes to.

It was outside, on a sports field, because of social distancing restrictions. It was fun but as it got to the end of the class, I slipped on some mud and twisted my ankle.

The instructor was lovely. He’s 25 and he elevated my foot and strapped it up for me but said he’d feel happier if I had it checked. He helped me to his car and ran me to the local hospital.

It was just a sprain in the end but extremely painful. I was in tears when the porter pushed me in a wheelchair back to the car and my waiting instructor.

He told me he’d look after me and took me back to his house, as he wanted to find me a reusable ice pack he knew he had. We went inside for him to look for it.

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I was still a bit teary as I said how grateful I was, when he hugged me then kissed me. 

I’ve never been unfaithful before but it was lovely to feel wanted.

I lost all my inhibitions and we had sex. It took me back to how sex used to be before I had my daughter and it felt incredible.

He said he’d like to see me again. Since then we’ve been meeting up for sex when I take my daughter out in the pram for her nap time. Sex with my partner is OK but I don’t feel we have that spark any more. I doubt now it will come back.

I want to be single again and not stuck with the same guy. I don’t want to break my partner’s heart — but I know I would be happier alone.

DEIDRE SAYS: You are in the grip of your new sexual attraction to your instructor but that is distorting your thinking – and you also risk transmitting the virus.

Life as a single parent isn’t all about seeing your new lover. It can feel very hard and lonely – and you owe it to your little girl to try, at least, to make things work with your partner.

Being a parent brings great changes but remember you are still a couple, not just Mum and Dad.

Tell your lover you are going to stop seeing him while you focus on your relationship and decide whether it is make or break. 

Find a quiet moment to tell your partner you are unhappy and ask how he is feeling.

My e-leaflet on Sex Problems After A Baby can help you rediscover the spark in your relationship. But make a real effort to organise your evenings to get couple time together, too.

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My mum rings me every day crying because of her health issues

DEAR DEIDRE: MY mum rings me every day crying because of the pain she’s in. 

She’s 48 and has had health issues all her life.  I’m a woman of 25 and so scared for her.


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The strong painkillers she is on don’t seem to work.

I have told my dad but he just says: “Not again.”

He doesn’t seem to care. Since her own mum died Mum is depressed and doesn’t  want to do anything.

DEIDRE SAYS: I am really worried about you. Your mother clearly has multiple problems but it is not healthy, for either of you, to be her prop.

She cries to you but you can’t resolve these problems for her.

Soon you are going to end up depressed yourself.

Suggest that she contact Pain Concern for advice (painconcern.org.uk, 0300 123 0789) and Cruse bereavement care (cruse.org.uk, 0808 808 1677) for support. 

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50 Cent just did a full 180 on President Trump

Scratch that! 50 Cent retracted his endorsement of President Donald Trump after he was slammed by ex-girlfriend and comedian Chelsea Handler during an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

“So he doesn’t want to pay 62 percent in taxes because he doesn’t want to go from ’50 Cent’ to ’20 Cent’ and I had to remind him that he was a Black person, so he can’t vote for Donald Trump,” Handler quipped on the show on Oct. 23, 2020 (via Newsweek). “He shouldn’t be influencing an entire swath of people who may listen to him because he’s worried about his own personal pocketbook.” 

Perhaps Handler’s outspoken interview changed the rapper’s mind because he later took to social media to respond to his ex’s appearance on the late show and denounce the president. (We think.) “What, another spin. F*ck Donald Trump, I never liked him,” 50 Cent tweeted the day after Handler’s digs. “For all I know he had me set up and had my friend Angel Fernandez killed but that’s history. LOL @chelseahandler @jimmyfallon.” 

Despite his retraction, some fans were still offended that 50 Cent had previously supported the president. “Wished our black celebs would have found a better candidate to run,” one Twitter user wrote to the artist. “Damn band together and endorse someone who we can trust to have our best interest in mind.”

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50 Cent favored Donald Trump's tax plan

Before 50 Cent denounced President Donald Trump, the rapper had previously told voters he was supporting the real estate mogul, fearing Joe Biden’s tax plan would increase his taxes. 

“WHAT THE F*CK! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT,” 50 Cent tweeted on Oct. 19, 2020. “F*** NEW YORK The KNICKS never win anyway. I don’t care Trump doesn’t like black people 62% are you out of ya f***ing mind.” Along with his words, 50 Cent shared a graphic from the CNBC program Power Lunch that illustrated how Biden’s plan would reportedly increase taxes by 62 percent for the wealthiest New Yorkers, according to a Tax Foundation analysis. “Yeah, I don’t want to be 20 cent. 62% is a very, very, bad idea. I don’t like it!” the rapper and business mogul tweeted.

Following the artist’s endorsement, many slammed 50 Cent for supporting Trump, while others rejoiced. “Of course the guy whose name is literally *an amount of money* cares more about that than black lives, LGBTQ rights or kids in cages. #50Cent,” voice actress Grey DeLisle tweeted. “You used to be my favorite ex-boyfriend,” Chelsea Handler replied at the time. On the other side, conservative personality Tomi Lahren praised the rapper: “And @50cent just said, ‘Vote Trump’ after seeing what Slow Joe’s tax rates will be! Let’s go!!!” Trump’s senior legal advisor, Jenna Ellis, also joined in on the celebration. “Welcome to TEAM TRUMP,” she tweeted. “Protecting our liberty, freedom, and prosperity!!!”

50 Cent has sent mixed messages about Donald Trump

While 50 Cent revealed his prior stance n support of Donald Trump was for financial reasons, the rapper was slammed by some for not thinking about the greater good. 

“Very disappointing. I’m a teacher and would pay half of my small salary in taxes to ensure Biden is elected and is helping ALL Americans. The level of greed of some multimillionaires is stunning,” one Twitter user commented on the businessman’s post. “I’m sorry, but the rich and privileged SHOULD be paying more in taxes than the everyday person who is only earning minimum wage,” someone else tweeted.

Although 50 Cent may prefer Trump’s tax plan, he has criticized the president throughout his four years in office. During a 2019 appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden, the artist revealed he was offered half a million dollars to attend Trump’s presidential inauguration in 2017 but declined the incentive. “I didn’t do it because I didn’t know if I could fix the damage,” he said. “Don’t bring me to fix the African American vote. Pick somebody else.”

Additionally, 50 Cent sat with Larry King in 2018 and admitted he was perplexed when Trump won the presidency. “I don’t know how he got elected to begin with. … I mean, it’s a tough job,” he said, adding that Trump has the “attitude of a rapper” because he’s always “bluffing.” He added, “Just saying things that you aren’t necessarily going to back up but you’re saying it.”

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'DWTS' Halloween Week: Who Earned the First Perfect Score?

Dressed to impress! The stars transformed into their favorite Halloween villains during the Monday, October 26, episode of Dancing With the Stars. While the costumes were all about the fun, the stars took it very seriously — and it paid off.

Nev Schulman and Jenna Johnson scored the first perfect score of the season with their dramatic paso doble, set to the theme song from Black Swan. However, they weren’t the only ones that impressed the judges over the course of the evening.

After Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart landed lower than average scores last week, they were determined to get it back up this week — and did just that. “It was passionate and it was fluid,” Bruno Tonioli said after their Viennese waltz. Carrie Ann Inaba said that the pair floated through the routine “like  a dream.” The rave reviews landed the pair three 9s.

Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko also impressed the judges, with Derek Hough calling their spooky paso doble their “best dance yet.” They earned two 9s and an 8 for their dance — their highest score this season.

One pair that many were waiting for ahead of the episode was AJ McLean and Cheryl Burke. During their Sunday, October 25, rehearsal, the 36-year-old professional dancer fell hard and hit her head.

“Yesterday, I took a hard fall while rehearsing for #VillainsNight. Even though AJ kills me at the end of this Tango, this wasn’t part of the routine,” the two-time winner revealed via Instagram on Monday. “It’s one of those things that can happen in a split second. Thankfully, I have the best partner I could ask for that was there to pick me up off the ground. Keeping our fingers crossed for only planned mishaps during the show tonight!!”

Luckily, she was OK and able to dance a Psycho-inspired tango. “I’m actually doing OK. I think I hurt my rotator cuff more than my neck,” she told host Tyra Banks after the dance, which “truly impressed” the judges. Ultimately, the duo earned a score of 26 out of 30 for their number.

Nelly and Daniella Karagach also earned their highest score of the season after their Argentine tango, in which the rapper dedicated to his girlfriend, Shantel Jackson.

“Shantel is a huge fan of horror flicks. That’s all she watches, she watches horror films night and day,” the 45-year-old said after his routine. “She’s dope.”

The two stars at the bottom were Jeannie and Monica. Ultimately, Jeannie was saved and Monica was sent home.

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