Turning our clocks ahead one hour this weekend means more daylight hours in the evening, but it also meant we lost one hour of sleep. Waking up for work today may have been more difficult than Mondays usually are.
If possible, strive to get that hour of sleep back by going to bed a little earlier than you normally would each night this week. A good night sleep is very beneficial to your health.
Short-term effects of lack of sleep include grogginess and irritability and can grow into slowed speech and impaired memory, among other effects. If a person goes many nights without adequate sleep, they can experience falling asleep for 5-10 seconds at a time during every day tasks including while driving.
Studies have shown that prolonged loss of sleep or not enough sleep can lead to illness, weight gain, disruptions in emotional well-being, and can negatively affect social interactions.
In short, your body needs sleep just as it needs oxygen or nourishment. Being sleep deprived for too long is like not having a customized Wisconsin health insurance policy—It’s just not a good idea.
After you catch enough Z’s tonight, contact us to learn more about our health insurance options!