Are You Sleep Deprived?

Are You Sleep Deprived?

You may think you just happen to always be tired or you’re just one of those people who can sleep anywhere at any time, but these are not random personality quirks, they’re actually symptoms of a serious health problem - sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is an issue that is not only serious, but extremely common. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost a third of American adults are sleep deprived. Here are 5 indicators that you may be suffering from sleep deprivation.

  1. It takes you a short period of time to fall asleep

It may seem like you’re one of the lucky ones, because while others toss and turn for 20+ minutes before drifting off to sleep, you’re out within 2 minutes of hitting your pillow. Although it can be nice to fall asleep quickly, the process is meant to take approximately 5 - 15 minutes. Falling asleep in less than 5 minutes is a sign that you may be sleep deprived.

  1. You have trouble staying awake during the day

This one is a bit of a no-brainer, if you’re having trouble staying awake during the day, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that you need more sleep. Although it may not seem like it at first, daytime drowsiness is one of the more dangerous symptoms of sleep deprivation as it can lead to drowsy driving.

  1. You are tired after waking up from a long rest

Ever wake up after sleeping for 8+ hours, yet still feel tired? This can happen for a couple different reasons. One reason may be that you didn’t get a deep enough sleep. The other reason may be that your body has incurred a sleep deficit over time and now requires more than the standard 8 hours of sleep in order to get back on track.

  1. You are moody/irritable throughout the day

Research has proven that sleep has a significant impact on your mood, and unfortunately, the effects of sleep deprivation go far beyond a temporary attitude change. Overtime, lack of sleep can lead to depression and other mental illnesses.

  1. You have a hard time focusing

Ever had one of those weeks (or maybe even months) where you’re just not on top of your game? A good night’s sleep is crucial for proper cognitive function, which is why if you’re struggling to remember things, having a hard time focusing, or experiencing difficulty with general problem solving, you may be sleep deprived.

Sleep deprivation can sneak up on you, and if you’re not careful, it can begin to negatively affect many different areas of your life. Ready to start sleeping better? Check out the Good Morning Snore Solution mouthpiece.

disclaimer

While we work hard to ensure the accuracy of our product information, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on this site. We recommend that you always read and follow labels, warnings, and directions before using this product. This product may not be right for you. For additional information about a product, please contact the manufacturer. Content on this site is for reference purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice given by a physician, pharmacist, or other licensed health-care professional. Beware of imitators. Good Morning Snore Solution is available through this website, approved retailers and select dentists and physicians. The Good Morning Snore Solution is cleared by Health Canada, the European Commission, and the ARTG as a class I medical device and is available over the counter for the treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea and snoring. The Good Morning Snore Solution is cleared by the FDA as a class II medical device and it is available by prescription for the treatment of snoring in the United States.