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What Happens When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep?

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Sleep Restonic #GoToBed

Sleep… it’s something that we all need to survive.  We need sleep to recharge our energy, repair the body, rest our brain and body, and so many other things!  Scientists have studied sleep and all that occurs during for many years and have come to the conclusion (if we didn’t already know!) that it is very, very important for survival.  If we are not getting the sleep that we need, we suffer from a myriad of side effects.  I recently asked on Facebook what side effects people have when they do not get enough quality sleep.  There were far more than I even realized!

#GoToBed Sleep Deprivation Side Effects

Here are just a few:

  • headaches
  • mood swings
  • tendency to yell
  • excessive consumption of sugar
  • migraines
  • irritability
  • blurry vision
  • inability to focus
  • no motivation
  • vertigo
  • sluggish
  • stomach problems
  • forgetfulness
  • crabbiness

Do you identify with any of these?  Maybe all of them?  For me, I think the most common side effects are feeling lethargic and being super cranky.  I am lucky that I have a hubby that recognizes that I need my sleep and will offer to help so I can what I need.  I find that a 20 minute nap midday is helpful for me to recharge.  My three sons often disagree, but I try!

I know that I cannot be the best mom, wife, and person that I can be unless I get a good night’s sleep.  It is difficult to get what you  need with three kids.  It seems someone is always sick, scared, wet, itchy, cold, etc.  Check out these Six Tips To Help Parents Get More Sleep, but the bottom line is, we just have to go to bed.  No one can anticipate how many times we will be woken up in the night, but we can control when our night starts.  I have really been trying to wrap things up and resist the urge to stay up late.  Everything will still be there in the morning, so I head to bed soon after the boys are asleep.

Besides avoiding the side effects of sleep deprivation, going to bed is a good idea because well, sleeping is awesome and fun.  Waking up feeling refreshed is amazing!  A great bed can help you achieve your goal of going to bed and getting enough quality rest.  Restonic is a great company who cares about your health.  Here are Restonic’s rules for taking time to take care of yourself:

R – Rejuvenate on a Restonic mattress for the rest of your life

E – Embrace your need for sleep.  Getting out of bed is overrated.

S – Supporting your dreams of a healthy life with healthy sleep.

T – Think about your need for sleep.  At the end of the day, it’s night.

O – Observe how much sweeter life is with a good night’s rest.

N – Nourish yourself with a sleep sanctuary.  Every.  Night.

I – Innovate your life with a good night’s sleep.

C – Celebrate life, it’s good!

I love a company that loves sleep as much as I do!  They’re very serious about it and I love it.  


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Friday 22nd of May 2015

It's amazing how mant negative effects there are when you don't sleep well enough, and yet, it's often easy for it to become "The new normal" - like you don't even realize how bad you feel until you get a good night of sleep. Great post!


Saturday 23rd of May 2015

You're right!  Thanks for your comment!


Tuesday 12th of May 2015

I definately fit under most of the categories mentioned above - better change things or I will turn into a monster ;) Thanks for sharing.


Tuesday 12th of May 2015

I understand!  Sleep is very, very important!


Tuesday 12th of May 2015

Wow, I'm a bit shocked reading through all those side effects of poor/little sleep :s  Thank you for sharing; I need to start working on this!


Tuesday 12th of May 2015

I think we all do!  Good luck


Monday 11th of May 2015

I'm definately entering; that mattress looks so comfortable.

Julia Rosien

Friday 8th of May 2015

Hey Geena,

Another awesome post! Thanks so much for sharing all the tips from your Facebook community - smart group of friends you've got there. So glad to hear you're as serious about sleep as we are :-)



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