This lack of sleep is taking toll!!

By Bala
Chennai, India
October 6, 2015 10:32pm CST
Its no wonder why people say a good night sleep is really a treasure. I havent had much of it lately, i work in shifts & that is contributing more to my lack of sleep. I can clearly see the difference when you have had 8 hrs sound sleep, you are very energetic & the entire day is as blissful as it can be. However on the downside you think if its a curse from up above on days where sleep was as much as an luxury.
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@munhozmib (3846)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
7 Oct 15
Greetings, Bala. Sleeping is a necessity, a must. We sometimes put ourselves in a few situations that contribute to the lack of sleeping. Gradually it will ruin our mental health, our physical health. When you don't get enough sleep you will feel drowsy all day. You'll feel like you're having to drag yourself around. Your mind cannot focus properly - the good work you would do becomes a regular work. You might get headaches - it's a signal from your body telling you YOU HAVE TO SLEEP. And your mood will also be affected: you'll be bad humored and, consequently, you'll tend to look at the bad things in the day, ignoring the bright sides. The big problem is that most of us are somehow FORCED to lose sleep. We have to work and, usually, we have to wake up at 5, 6 or 7 am to go to work. Our biological clock doesn't work like that! Respectfully.
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• Chennai, India
7 Oct 15
i completely agree with you. Lack of sleep does have a bearing on every body. I have tried numerous ways to keep myself in the deepest of the sleeps, but somehow you conciously say to your mind that you would have to sleep it when we lose & thats the time exactly we stay awake.
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@Shellyann36 (8915)
• United States
7 Oct 15
I have suffered from poor sleep habits for years. I finally went to my doctor to get some prescription sleep aids but they don't work either. I have tried melatonin (otc), different herbal teas and several other things that have never worked for me. I hope you get your sleep pattern back in line. It can really mess with your health.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
7 Oct 15
Some nights, I get more sleep than other nights. I very seldom sleep completely through the night without having to get up and go to the bathroom, or let the dogs out to do their job. I can get to sleep just fine, but staying asleep is what I am having a problem with. I hate it too, as when I don't want to sleep, I do, and when I need to sleep, I don't get what I need. It really doesn't make sense at all, but I am getting older, and that might have something to do with it maybe.
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@sharon6345 (118724)
• United States
7 Oct 15
Sleep is a very good thing when I can get it. I suffer insomnia and there were days gone by I was awake. My mental health suffered the worst part of it.
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@jstory07 (65394)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Oct 15
You need to do thi ngs to make yourself sleepy. such as going for a walk every day and doing some type of exercise.
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• United States
10 Oct 15
bless yer heart, that shift work's hard 'n yer body clock. i worked nights fer quite a few years 'n ran 'n 'bout 2-4 hours sleep per day, goin' 24hours 'r longer without 't times so i could be 'normal' 'n my days off. 'course, 'twas much younger, a single parent with 2 young'uns. these days i don't see much slumber due to insomnia. in fact, if'n i luck out 'n get 't least 5 hours, i've a whopper 'f a headache when i awaken.
@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
8 Oct 15
@everloving,I know.In fact,I have often experienced it.Lack of sleep leaves us unable to do anything properly.You feel bad.The adverse effects of lack of sleep do not spare even your digestive system.Sleep is essential for our physical and mental health.