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3 Reasons Why You're Sleep Deprived and How It's Impacting Your Life


When was the last time you had a full night’s sleep? It’s easy to lose sleep especially with so many distractions and responsibilities. You need to fulfill your roles and then some, so it’s ok if you spend less time sleeping, right? You could always make it up later; at least that’s what you tell yourself. So, how does being sleep deprived affect you?


3 Reasons Why You're Sleep Deprived and How It's Impacting Your Life


You may not realize it, but being sleep deprived affects more than just your health. Your ability to think and reason, your mood, decision making, creativity, and many other facets of your everyday life are impacted. Are you feeling irritated lately? Are you snapping at people or lack enthusiasm? There’s a good chance a good night’s rest will fix you up.


While sleep requirements vary between people, you generally need 7 to 9 hours of sleep daily. You probably already knew that, so why is it so hard to hit the hay and get those much needed hours of sleep? Here are 3 reasons why you’re sleep deprived and what you can do about it:


1. You’ve got so much on your mind and it’s keeping you up at night


Look at you, the deep thinker who has so much on your mind that you can barely contain yourself. You’re thinking of your work day, the weekend, the hangout, the vacation, the kids, and it just so happens this is all going through your head when you hit your pillow. Next time this happens, take a deep breath. Focus on your breathing and pay attention to the rhythmic rise and fall of your breath. The key is not to stop thinking but to shift it to something else.


2. You’re hitting the sack too late


If there’s one thing college and working on projects has taught you it’s staying up late and skipping your bed time to complete them. Sometimes you think it’s early, you could have sworn you blinked twice and its a few hours later. The time flies especially when you’re having fun and before you know it, it’s bed time and you still have a few tasks to accomplish. Pay attention to the time you’re spending on tasks. Set timers if needed or an alarm that tells you when it’s time to start winding down for bed time. Think of it this way, if you need to wake up at 6:00 AM the next day you shouldn’t be getting to sleep at 12:00 AM or later.


3. You have a serious sleep related problem and need to see a doctor


Sometimes you hit your bed early and just can’t sleep. You can’t find the right spot; one side of the pillow being too warm or too cold isn’t going to cut it and you don’t have anything serious on your mind. What do you do? Has the thought ever crossed your mind that you might have a serious sleep related problem like insomnia? There are many more disorders besides insomnia and you may just have one and don’t realize it. Speak to your doctor if you’re sleep deprived more often than you should be or if you’re seriously having trouble sleeping. It never hurts to inquire, the last thing you need is to miss those precious hours of sleep and pay for it later.


So, there you have it. You’re sleep deprivation should be a thing of the past now, right? You’ll be sleeping like a baby in no time because you read all this cool stuff about sleep deprivation. Sadly, reading isn’t enough. You’re going to have to take some much needed action. Think about all the hours you’ve missed and the moments you’ve taken for granted or just huffed and puffed past. What about the great ideas you’ve let slip by or just didn’t have the energy to invest into them? Enough is enough; you’ve got to get enough sleep so you can really make a difference in your life.


You aren’t meant to be controlled by life, you’re meant to conquer it. So if you aren’t doing your best and you realize that it’s because you’re always starting your day on half empty, it’s time you really dug in and changed some things. Even if you can’t rest at night, make sure you’re scheduling time nap time. Naps sound like a thing of the past; a luxury babies and little kids enjoy due to their youth. Believe it or not adults need naps too. So, when is your next nap time? Get on it.


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