Do you ever feel like there is never enough hours in the day? Do you find yourself overworking and do not keep track of how many hours you sleep? You find yourself feeling tired after you wake up? You are probably sleep deprived. Although sleep deprivation is common, you should prioritize it for your health and well-being.

 

What happens with sleep deprivation?

Ruins your body’s time clock

Your body needs a full night’s rest in order to function. Having an inconsistent sleep schedule will cause your body to not be fully well rested and may cause mood changes.

Memory Impairment

Sleep deprivation may affect your ability in cognitive functions such as memory. The less you sleep, it may take more time to process information.

Limited alertness

You may find yourself pausing for a quick second and not be able to do tasks regularly.

Driving Hazard

It can be dangerous to drive. Driving sleep deprived may feel the same as driving drunk which contributes to car fatalities each year.

Paranoia

Lack of sleep may cause you to have anxiety, leaving a sense of paranoia and stressors on your body.

Making the most of your time

You may find yourself not doing a lot of social activities because you just want to sleep. This affects one’s quality of life.

 

Don’t put sleep last on your list! Try adjusting your schedule in order for you to get the right amount of sleep!

 

 

Sources:

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2015/09/happens-body-dont-get-enough-sleep/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sleepless-in-america/200904/sleep-and-teenagers

http://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/causes/sleep-debt