- For some, chronic loneliness is a way of life
- Loneliness can hurt your ability to sleep well
- It may also contribute to dementia and heart problems, studies suggest
Dhani Jones is a former professional American football player, entrepreneur and author of "The Sportsman: Unexpected Lessons From an Around-the-World Sports Odyssey." He's shared his best advice with CNN for a new Digital Studios series called "Be a Champion." This article was originally published in 2014.
(CNN)Nearly everyone feels lonely at some point. The good news is, for many of us, it's a temporary condition, perhaps one caused by a life change: moving to a new location, for instance, or starting a new job.