We all know how vital a good night’s rest is to vibrant health, better moods, and doing well at work, but there’s no doubt that many of us struggle to balance our sleeping routines with the demands of life. If you’re hitting the snooze button a half dozen times each morning and struggling to make it out the door every day, there’s a good chance that you need more rest at night. And the impact of too-little sleep doesn’t stop there — there are certain subtle work habits that could be a sign that you’re sleep deprived, even if you think of yourself as being high-functioning.
According to Prevention, the effects of sleep deprivation can permeate our entire lives, and we can develop some less-than-desirable habits or behaviors as a result of not getting enough sleep at night. And if we’re chronically sleep deprived, the long-term impact on our health can be severe. For that reason, it’s worth examining our priorities and routines when we don’t get enough shut-eye on an ongoing basis, and make a few adjustments for the sake of our health. If any of the following habits sound like you, it’s probably time to take a look at your sleeping routine, and prioritize getting more sleep at night.