About one-third of American workers get fewer than six hours of sleep each night according to the Huffington Post.
“Getting less than the optimal seven to nine hours recommended by the CDC can result in serious health issues, like heart problems and obesity. But it can also disturb your day-to-day behavior in some more subtle ways.”
So here are six signs from the The Huff Po slideshow that you need more sleep.
1. You’re really hungry all the time:
“Research presented at the 2010 meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior linked little shuteye with higher levels of the hormone ghrelin, the same one that triggers hunger, HuffPost reported.”
2. You’re weepy:
3. You’re forgetful or unfocussed:
4. You can’t shake a cold: (See my entry from earlier in the day.)
“A 2009 study found that people who sleep fewer than seven hours each night have almost three times the risk of catching a cold than people who slept for at least eight hours, the LA Times reported.”
5. You’re clumsier than usual.
6. Low-sex drive
How many hours of sleep do you normally get each night? Do you have any of these six symptoms? Which ones do you notice?