Are you "sleep walking" through life? Why Do You Feel So Sleepy? How Sleepiness Affects Focus and Emotions,
Can't concentrate? Forget things? Could be lack of sleep?
Sleep remedies, tips, and advice on developing healthy sleep habits. Why Sleep Matters When You Have Diabetes, Too little sleep can affect your weight, The National Sleep Foundation says that if you: have trouble keeping your eyes focused
can't stop yawning, can't remember driving the last few miles.
you are probably too drowsy to drive safely. Does Sleep Deprivation Pose a Health Risk? Driver fatigue is responsible for an estimated 56,000 motor vehicle accidents and 1,500 deaths each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Dangers of Sleep Deprivation
Many studies make it clear that sleep deprivation is dangerous . Sleep-deprived people who are tested by using a driving simulator or by performing a hand-eye coordination task perform as badly as or worse than those who are intoxicated.
Sleep deprivation also magnifies alcohol's effects on the body,
so a fatigued person who drinks will become much more impaired than someone who is well rested. Since drowsiness is the brain's last step before falling asleep, driving while drowsy can -- and often does -- lead to disaster. Too little sleep may cause:
- Memory problems
- A weakening of your immune system,
- increasing your chance of becoming sick
- Increase in perception of pain
"perception" ability to perceive, understand
sensitivity, sharpness, perception of pain,
awareness, capacity, cognizance, conception, discernment,
Sleep deprivation also magnifies pain effects on the body,
while you may get used to a sleep-depriving schedule,
- your judgment is impaired,
- your reaction time is impaired,
- and your other Daily body activity and functions are also still impaired. Are some Consequences of Too Little Sleep...
The Effect of Lack of Sleep on Your Immunity,
(stressed adults get less sleep)
Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
A nightly problem with Sleep?
Getting too little sleep creates a "sleep debt,"
(Eventually, your body will demand that the debt be repaid)
Sleep Problems and Your Health,
Coping With Excessive Sleepiness,
"amount of sleep a person needs"
Talk with Your Doctor about Your Symptoms.