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7 Problems When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Missing out on sleep during the night can really mess up your day!
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1. Obvious alert... you feel sleepy!
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Which means you can’t concentrate or learn properly.

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2. Bad mood, dude!
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You might be grumpy, more sensitive and more stressed than if you’d had a good night’s sleep, or find it difficult to learn and start getting behind in your school work.

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3. Errr... I forgot.
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Being tired can make it really, really hard to remember things – not great when you are preparing for exams!

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4. The 'Meh' feels
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You can feel really unmotivated and low.

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5. Accident prone
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You can’t react as quickly, which can lead to an increased risk of having accidents.

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6. The dreaded caffeine cycle
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You drink more stimulant drinks such as coffee, tea and coke, which then makes it more difficult to sleep at night.

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7. Risky business
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A tired brain is one that’s more likely to take a risk.

how to get help

If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your public health nurse.

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