10 Signs You’re Sleep Deprived
If you are getting less than seven hours of sleep on a regular basis, chances are you are experiencing signs of sleep deprivation. You have a busy life, your job is demanding, your family depends on you, and you don’t have time to get the 8 to 9 hours you need. So what’s the big deal over a little lost sleep?
It is a big deal. In fact, sleep deprivation could make you look old before your time, have a negative impact on your concentration and attention span, jeopardize your job or promotion, take a big toll on your immune system, make you irritable with your partner and coworkers, and even result in injury or death if you nod off while driving. Perhaps it’s time to rethink your need for sleep!
Lack of sufficient sleep can actually pose a number of significant health and lifestyle hazards you may not have considered. So what are the signs you are not getting enough sleep and what can you do about them?
1. You’re hungry all the time.
2. You’re packing on the pounds.
3. You’re having trouble thinking clearly.
4. You’re moody, grouchy, and irritable.
5. You approach risk differently.
6. You’re more impulsive.
7. Your memory is fuzzy.
8. Your emotions are out of control.
9. You get sick more often.
10. You nod off.