The cumulative effect of not getting enough sleep is known as sleep debt. It is the disparity between how much sleep a person needs and how much sleep they actually receive.
It is critical to evaluate how sleep debt affects your daily life when interpreting it for your health. If you are continuously fatigued or have any of the other signs and symptoms described above, it could be an indication that you are not getting enough sleep. There are various signs and symptoms that can suggest a person is sleep deficient.
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Waking up feeling tired or unrefreshed
- Daytime fatigue or drowsiness
- Irritability or mood changes
- Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
- Reduced productivity or performance
- Increased risk of accidents or injuries