Not sleeping enough, is a real problem!! it can affect mood & productivity, and compromise your success rate at your job, in school, and in interpersonal relationships. You are not sure if you’re getting enough sleep? Check out this list of 8 symptoms you are going through just because you have not got enough sleep and see how many boxes you tick right.
- You feel constantly hungry, and not for salad.
Sleep affects the body’s production of the hormone ghrelin, which is in charge of hunger and satiety. Lesser sleep can lead to too much production of this hormone production which, leads not only makes you hungry, but makes you crave for carbs and fats. This will affect your diet plan, so a sleep is a must!
2. You can’t find your keys Or your glasses.
Forgetfulness is a symptom of in adequate sleep. Mind it, 8 hours won’t magically tell you where you kept your keys are, but it might help you remember the next time you put them down somewhere.
3. Caffeine just doesn’t work out.
Needing 3 cups of coffee to feel like a person instead of 1 is a sign of caffeine dependency, which means you may not be spending enough hours in your sack.
4. You’re crying again, and there’s no way it’s PMS.
Having inadequate amount of restful sleep means you don’t have enough time to recharge your emotional battery. Tired people can often be irritable and sleepy. If you are more sensitive than usual, may be try to get a few more hours of sleep instead of reaching for the Midol.
5. Sex just doesn’t sound good.
Deprivation of libido is another little known effect of lack of sleep. Switch the usual order and try to go for a nap before the sex.
6. Most of the times you wake up groggy.
This is actually a sign both of too little and of too much sleep. If you always wake up feeling like you got hit by a bus, something is wrong. So check up your circadian cycle, your own bio clock at which your brain assumes it is the time to wake up and go to sleep. If something is wrong with then try to fix it out.
7. Near-constant half-napping
You are not able to focus, and you are starting to fall asleep if given the slightest provocation, but you can’t seem to sleep at night. Hard as it may be, you need to constantly hold off on napping and actually try to sleep at night time.
8. You can’t shake that cold (or cough, or whatever).
When you’re tired it’s hard to resist sickness. In fact, it usually makes you sicker. Sleep is way more important than chicken soup, when it comes to getting healthy.