Drowning in Sleep Debt

Did you know that sleep debt affects our bodily functions and causes us to be less productive, irritable and depressed? What is Sleep Debt? Sleep debt or sleep deficit is the accumulative effect of sleep loss from insufficient sleep. An average adult should sleep at least 8 hours per night. When our body does not get enough sleep, our body may experience symptoms of sleep deprivation. Will one hour less of sleep make a difference? YES.Even an hour of sleep loss disrupts certain cognitive and physical tasks. One with sleep deficit may experience slower reaction times, decrease in the ability to sustain attention, memory loss, or depression. Building sleep debt overnight can behazardous towards our health and increasing the risk of developing chronic illnesses. In short, sleep deficiency magnifies many [...]