For years, I was a raving insomniac!
On average, I got 4 hours of sleep a night. The nature of my work (as a heart surgeon for kids) coupled with some lifestyle choices led to this situation.
And for a long time, I didn’t see any (obvious) ill-effects from this.
But now that I’ve made a habit of protecting my sleep time, it’s just as obvious how many subtle changes a lack of adequate sleep caused in my personality and mental state.
Striving to find personal satisfaction can impact your sleep. You might already know the importance of getting as much sleep as your body needs.
But what you might not know is that when you skip out on getting enough sleep, you are sabotaging yourself. Losing sleep leads to feelings of unhappiness, anxiety and irritability.