Dealing with Sleep Deprivation

If you’re a single adult, have a partner or are a parent, you wont need informing that you require all the sleep you can get. Sometimes you might be so tired that you can barely remember things such as your own name, where you last saw or left your car or house keys or what you need to do that day or the upcoming days thereafter. A good nights sleep is of course going to be your remedy for this but will sometimes seem impossible to those dealing with sleep deprivation. Even more so when you possibly have animals or a baby or child to look after. Here’s how you could get through dealing with your sleep deprivation and all your sleepless nights.

Good Night Sleep

If you frequently get deprived from your sleep or have four to five nights of broken sleep per week you may feel sleep deprived. Sometimes cases like this occur when a couple have a new born as it is perfectly normal to go weeks or months in some cases with just a few hours of sleep per night, almost always deprived or broken at some point. If you feel like you’re sleep deprived you’ll have slower responses and reactions, you’ll also find it difficult to concentrate. You may then find yourself giving up on tasks which you had previously planned to do throughout the day or before they are complete. Additionally, it is not uncommon for people to struggle on even though what you’re doing will not end well.

 

Apart from symptoms of excessive tiredness, signs you may also be sleep deprived include but are not limited to: Feeling emotional, stress or anger toward a significant other, disorientation, clumsiness, difficulty communicating with people where there wasn’t difficulty before, having difficulty concentrating and being less or sometimes more hungry than usual.

 

So I bet you’re wondering how can you combat all of these. Well for starters, don’t hit that snooze button in the morning, as soon as your alarm is going off… GET UP! you need to build yourself a routine and stay consistent with it, don’t let yourself oversleep the day or become lax with your morning routines. You must keep on top of everything! If you do struggle with this, try keeping water next to the side of your bed, this will definitely help as when you wake up and refresh your mouth with some water it should give you some energy to get yourself out of bed and make it to the shower!

 

As for staying focused, at home you need to build yourself a routine filled with rigorous exercise both in the mornings and evenings. Even if you feel like you wouldn’t be able to, it is essential that you get exercise into your daily routine! First I would ease your way into it, in the mornings try to complete a few star jumps, run around the garden a few times or jog up and down the stairs. Basically do anything to get the blood moving around! Once you have your routine finished you can finally relax in the evening and due to the fatigue of your daily routing you should be able to easily doze off.

 

The problems caused by sleep deprivation

 

The problems that can be caused through sleep deprivation will cause you to eventually become sleepless, tired and exhausted. The body not sleeping enough and not sleeping well are both not okay it is in fact a heavy load and a horrible price to pay on your days. This may be a surprising fact but you will see that sleep deprivation actually significantly will affect your performance, safety and general health.

Sleep Deprivation

There isn’t a direct cause or cure for sleep deprivation unfortunately; however the main causes of it can come from stress in your everyday life that intrude into your evenings and eventually cause you to have a lacked amount of sleep. Additionally, you may have medical or mental health condition that could be contributing to your health issues and you need to be aware that these issues are interlinked and will cause sleep deprivation. It is a critical point that you realize that sleep deprivation is a very often symptom caused by many disorders and is very often overlooked or even unrecognized.

 

A very typical night for a person with sleep deprivation will include lying in bed unable to sleep with thoughts on their mind or even just too exhausted to sleep in some cases. The person in the morning hence gets feelings of being unrestored, unrefreshed or even sleepy during the following day or days. Some people are even totally unaware that they have a case of sleep deprivation and just carry it with them in their everyday lives. This is a very serious problem in society at the current time because of the risks involved with untreated sleep deprivation. The deprived person could receive additional stress at their homes or workplaces because of their problem and their potentially lack of commitment or work rate. This will then cause additionally stress and eventually push that person into depression.

 

Some people will believe that it’s just the stress of the job and they just bare it or in other cases they’ll just say that they have always felt this way. These cases are the most severe in some ways because they are always carrying the stress along with them. Stress and Depression are two factors that have made cases with scientists and doctors in recent studies that contribute to the potential causes of Cancer. Therefore the lack of awareness of sleep deprivation is something we as a people need to promote to encourage more people to either visit their doctors or a group that helps to be therapeutic with the issue.

 

If anybody reading this post has had or currently has any issues with sleep deprivation or depression and stress please post your stories and how you are or aren’t combatting these issues. I believe that others reading another’s issue will benefit from it and see that there are people who have come out of these issues. If you have recovered from sleep deprivation then please let others know how you overcame it and hopefully somebody reading will be advised, helped and moved by your stories enough to do something about it themselves. We need to help.