Signs Of Sleep Deprivation

In this day and age, it can be very hard to get enough restful sleep your body requires to recover from the stresses and chores of your day. Research studies show that over 50% of American adults are low on sleep. The average American sleeps 6.8 hours. Unfortunately, 6.8 hours is not enough! It can be easy to overlook sleep as inconsequential, besides – what is the big deal if you skimp an hour or two of sleep? An hour or two makes a very big deal for your physical, mental, and emotional health. There are many detriments that come with not getting enough sleep.

Here are some signs that you may not be getting enough sleep:

– Moodiness
Mood is defined as a temporary state of mind or feeling. Research studies prove that individuals who skimp on sleep experience higher rates of negative emotions such as frustration, anger, and irritability. On the other hand, those who get enough sleep experience higher positive emotions such as happiness, playfulness, and joy.

– Poor Concentration
Do you find yourself unable to focus or concentrate? This could be a huge sign you’re not getting enough sleep. There’s a reason your teachers recommended you to get a full night of sleep before an exam. Restful sleep increases sharpness and focus

– Forgetfulness
Elders who do not get enough sleep can cause their mental state to rapidly deteriorate. There is a direct link between memory and sleep. Poor sleep can cause you to have terrible memory.

– Weight Gain
Studies show that your body’s rate of fat loss can decrease by up to 55% if you are averaging 5 to 6 hours of sleep at night.

– Depression
Chronic insomnia typically causes depression. You can go from having a bad mood, to developing a mood disorder. It is so important to get good sleep!