Sleep Deprivation

Signs of sleep deprivation

  • Not obtaining adequate total sleep
  • Without sleep, neurons become depleted of energy and begin to malfunction
  • Burning the candle at both ends
  • Falling asleep within 5 minutes
  • Yawning
  • Trouble keeping eyes focussed
  • Reduced concentration
  • Impaired memory
  • Decreased physical performance
  • Hallucinations/mood swings
  • Depression
  • Needing micro sleeps
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Signs you are sleep deprived

Effects of sleep deprivation

  • Disrupted Sleep Cycle
  • Sleep debt
  • Tiredness
  • Reduced energy
  • Reduced productivity
  • Bad mood/irritable
  • Brain Fog/lack of focus
  • Linked to chronic disease, reduced quality of life and productivity
  • Reduced judgment/reaction time
  • Increased risk of injury
  • Reduced hand-eye coordination
  • Easily intoxicated from alcohol
  • Daytime sleeping
  • Disrupts immune system
  • Obesity
  • Heart disease (Increased BP/HR)
  • Diabetes
  • Reduced life expectancy
  • Reduced sex drive/fertility

Sleep deprivation magnifies the effects of alcohol – a fatigue person will become intoxicated faster.

A person who is sleep deprived will perform as badly as someone who is intoxicated.

Too little sleep creates a sleep debt.

Less than 5 hours sleep changes the way your body produces glucose which we use for energy.

Less than 7 hours more likely to gain weight.

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