Sleep QUALITY is one of the key factors in our bodies ability to function and process daily stimuli - but did you know that it also is essential for optimizing your mental performance and ability to stay focused?
There are hundreds of studies linking sleep deprivation to a long list of chronic diseases and the research also shows that there are drastic consequences for mental processes as well. Here are the top 3 reasons why lack of sleep, or poor sleep quality, is keeping you from reaching your goals:
1. BRAIN FOG
Sleep deprivation causes a symptom often called "Brain Fog" - in this state it becomes difficult to focus on tasks, remember details, and make decisions. Lack of mental clarity and ability to act quickly or effectively can turn even simple daily tasks into frustrating obstacles.
The mental and physical strain of sleep deprivation can dampen the spirits of even the greatest optimist. The effects of poor quality sleep can manifest as mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and depression - leading to plummeting motivation and ability to see the larger picture.
3. SOCIAL SKILLS