Adults are supposed to get six to nine hours of sleep everyday but most often, we are busy working, going out of town or simply watching a new TV series. Missing on sleep for a day will not hurt you except the next day but a regular habit of missing on sleep can lead to an increased risks of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and obesity. But don’t worry, your body will tell when it needs to rest. Look out for these 10 signs that say you are not getting enough sleep.
#1. Being tired all the time
One of the major signs of sleep deprivation is fatigue and being tired throughout the day. If you are an otherwise healthy person and find yourself tired or sleepy most of the time during day, then you need to fix your schedule.
#2. Not thinking clearly
A lack of sleep affects your brain in ways more than one. It also impairs your decisions making. People who are sleep deprived have a slow response rate to solving problems and making decisions with accuracy.
#3. You are constantly hungry
If you don’t sleep enough, you are likely to experience a hormonal imbalance of ghrelin and leptin. Ghrelin is the hormone that makes you hungry and it is produced more than leptin, the hormone responsible for making you feel full. As a result, you will be binging on certain kinds of foods especially sweets.
#4. Weight Gain
Where will all that excess food go? As you eat more, you will also gain weight. This accompanied by a slow metabolism rate due to sleep deprivation can pack on pounds to your body.