IF Insider No. 75 | Sleep debt = health debt. Learn the true cost of poor sleep and how to bounce back. Via Dr. Ellen Britt & Denise Wakeman
Fortunately (or unfortunately), I have very specific symptoms when I'm chronically behind on my sleep (e.g., just going to bed too late too many times in a row or not sleeping well because I've stayed in front of my computer screen too close to bedtime). I'll feel sluggish and be unusually irritable...often feel overwhelmed when there's no rational explanation for it. My husband often recognizes the symptoms before I do and sends me up for a nap.