How do you know if you are suffering from sleep deprivation? Do you ever feel like there is never enough hours in the day? Are you working too hard and not keeping track of when it’s time to go to bed?
You are probably sleep deprived. Although sleep deprivation is common, you should eliminate it for your health and well-being.
What happens with sleep deprivation?
It 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.
Sleep deprivation may affect your ability in cognitive functions such as memory. The less you sleep, it may take more time to process information.
You may find yourself pausing for a quick second and not be able to do tasks regularly.
It can be dangerous to drive. Driving sleep deprived may feel the same as driving drunk which contributes to car fatalities each year.
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!