Ways to Recover From Sleep Debt
For most adults, getting the recommended amount of sleep each night can be difficult. With busy schedules that demand earlier mornings and later nights, eight hours of sleep seems like a forgone dream. However, cutting corners on sleep can put you in debt—sleep debt.
While we’re awake, our bodies produce a chemical called adenosine, but while we’re asleep, adenosine gets broken down. Without sleep, our adenosine levels build up, making us more desperate to catch some shut-eye. If you skimp on sleep, the levels of adenosine in your blood can’t be broken down, and your amount of sleep debt increases.
With small payments, you can recover from sleep debt. You can take regular naps, go to bed a little earlier, sleep in a few minutes later, or hit snooze a couple of times on your Saturday mornings. A little can go a long way, and before you know it, you’ll be getting the right amount of sleep recommended for you by the National Sleep Foundation.
Our team at FusionSleep wants to make sure you never have to struggle with sleep debt. If you are having difficulty falling and staying asleep, it could be time to come in and see us. Our sleep specialists will help you discover the best sleep of your life. Just give us a call at (678) 990- 3962 to schedule an appointment today.