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. So, are you getting enough sleep? Here are seven signs that you might be sleep deprived.

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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. As a result, you might become forgetful. Try going to bed earlier every night and getting at least eight hours of sleep. 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.

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

4

Slower Motor Skills

When you're physically exhausted, everything slows down, including your motor skills and reflexes. You might notice slower reflexes while operating your car, and you might frequently drop things like the remote control, a pencil or your phone. Rather than blame this on clumsiness, get more sleep and see if it makes a difference.

5

You’re Having More Medical Problems

You can be the most healthy person, but if you’ve been sleep deprived for a long time, you may experience some medical issues. Lack of sleep can raise your blood pressure, and if you're a diabetic you might deal with insulin complications. Lack of sleep can also weaken your immune system, making you more susceptible to illnesses.

6

You Can't Concentrate

Have you been sitting at your desk staring at the same assignment for 20 or 30 minutes with no progress? Are you trying to study but keep reading the same paragraph? Lack of sleep doesn't only make you more hungry or affect your motor skills, it becomes harder to concentrate. And when you can't concentrate, you're not going to be productive at work or at school. You need to give your brain a rest and recharge by getting enough sleep every night.

7

You’re Moody

Stress is one emotional effect of being tired, but sleep deprivation can also make you moody. You’ll have less patience with people, and you may become easily upset or irritated. Taking a nap or going to bed early can calm your nerves.

Fortunately, sleep deprivation is something you can fix. There are several ways to sleep better. Avoid caffeine hours before bed and create a comfortable sleep environment by making your room as dark as possible and eliminating any distractions that might keep you up.

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I like these facts but I get enough sleep but it is also pretty good tips and it is true that you can't remember some stuff that like you did the day after or the day before or like what they did yesterday that is a true if you didn't get a enough sleep and it I also a true fact that you get les hungry because some people are that hungry and don't eat that much and it is easy to get rid of your sleep problem because all you have to do is maybe prepare a bedtime for you then maybe then you will get rid of your problem and you will get use to it and then you will fix your problem sometimes you will have to quit playing electronics before you go to bed because you will want to play more but you are trying to go to bed but it also can be good because your eyes get tired and then you fall asleep but also you get less sleep that is ok because of you don't work or if it is a weekend you can sleep in it is ok if it is a week night and you have work it is ok because when you get back you can lay down and go to sleep

I can relate to all of these omg especially number one

Everything , but medical problems. Hmm 😕

God I get moody when I'm tired!

Research shows that it takes one hour for the brain to release the stress from an electronic device

All there's are true to me!! Need more sleep.

Now I know why all this things happening to me 😂

To get a better sleep you have to make sure that you are not on a device of any kind a hour before you sleep

Wow. This has described me to a t! I'll be getting more sleep soon and plan to make sure I stick to a better schedule!

me and my fiance plays gta online for a few hours and then a few minutes on my phone right before bed and we never have a problem with sleep, so that devices before bed doesn't affect everyone!!!

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