What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Problem Sleepiness?

Are you sleep deficient?   Can you doze off while:

Reading or watching TV

Riding in the car for an hour

Watching a movie in the theater

Sitting in class or a meeting

 

Do you wake up tired?

Are you tired throughout the day?

 

If you answered yes to a few of the above you may not be getting enough sleep.

 

Sleep deficiency can cause problems with: learning, focusing, making decisions, controlling emotions, slow reaction times and affect your ability to cope with change.   In children look for signs of: not being able to sit still, mood swings, depression, anger and lack of motivation.

 

Research shows that getting enough sleep is critical for mental health, physical health, quality of life and safety.

Key Points:

  • 1Sleep deficiency causes challenges to learning, memory and overall performance.
  • 2Sleep deficiency signs differ between adults and children. Children feel angry and impulsive while adults will exhibit slower reaction times and have trouble focusing.
  • 3It is a myth that you adjust to little sleep. Studies show that we can not adjust and overall health will decline


Sleep deficiency can cause you to feel very tired during the day. You may not feel refreshed and alert when you wake up. Sleep deficiency also can interfere with work, school, driving, and social functioning.
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