7 Telling Signs You're Not Getting Enough Sleep ...

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Between work, classes and other obligations, you might not sleep seven or eight hours every night.

Since you're young, you may think lack of sleep isn't a big deal.

But the truth is, you need adequate sleep.

This is how you perform at your best, so never underestimate the importance of rest.2

So, are you getting enough sleep?

Here are seven signs that you might be sleep deprived.

1. You Can't Remember Anything

If you’re having problems with your memory lately, there's a good chance you're not getting enough sleep.

It might come as a surprise, but deep sleep is connected to memory.

If you're not sleeping a lot, or if you're waking up throughout the night, you might not be getting the REM sleep your body needs.2

As a result, you might become forgetful.

Try going to bed earlier every night and getting at least eight hours of sleep.3

Also, alleviate distractions that might interrupt your sleep.

Don't sleep with the radio or TV on.

2. You’re Feeling More Stressed

Everyone deals with stress, but did you know that lack of sleep impacts ‘how' we deal with daily aggravations.

When we're well-rested, it's easier to problem-solve and get through hectic times at school or work.

But if your brain is tired because you didn't get enough sleep the night before, you might feel overwhelmed and the simplest problem can trigger a lot of stress and burnout.2

3. You Feel More Hungry

If you're staying up longer every day, this means you're burning more calories and you're probably eating more.

Research proves there’s a connection between sleep deprivation and an increased appetite.

So if you're more hungry lately, it might be time to adjust your sleep schedule.

Go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time every day.

Also, don’t use electronic devices while in bed.

This can keep your mind alert and make it harder to fall asleep

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