Whether you've recently had a baby, you're stressed from work demands, you're struggling through school, or you're just busy there are undoubtedly times in life when you're required to function on far less sleep than you'd like. You know that sleep (or lack thereof) can change how well or how quickly you can accomplish your daily to-do list, but there are also things your sleep-deprived body does that, well, wouldn't normally make the list.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sleep deprivation is definitely an American public health issue, with one in three American adults getting insufficient sleep on a regular basis. Additionally, longterm, sufferers of sleep-deprivation can be at a higher risk for hypertension, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and depression, according to the CDC. Not great, but a great motivator to try your best to squeeze in those seven hours of sleep a night that the CDC says adults really do need.
But, even if you develop a solid sleep routine, there will be mornings when there just isn't enough coffee in the world to make your previous night's lack of sleep OK? Read on to learn what kinds of other things your terribly sleep-deprived body just might be in store for that day, which, of course, you'll handle like the boss you are.