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What is Sleep Debt?

With the busy schedule of our modern world, it can be really easy to lose sleep throughout the week. It builds up overtime and before you know it, you haven't gotten 7-8 full hours of good sleep in a month. This buildup of lost hours of sleep is called sleep debt. In this article, we will be discussing the consequences of sleep debt, and how to take care of it.


Consistent loss of sleep can lead to the feeling of tiredness throughout the day, with small naps not helping much. With a big sleep deficit, you can also weaken your immune system, getting you sick much faster. You may also find yourself not able to focus, and not able to remember small things.


Now that you know why getting ahead of your sleep is important, here are some steps you can take. Always ensure you plan ahead, leaving time to get 8 hours of sleep. Maybe you get easily distracted by your phone, a movie or tv show, so limit the distractions as much as you can. Create an environment that encourages sleep, with low lighting, calming things, and a distance from stress.



We hope you found this information on sleep debt to be helpful to gaining back your sleep. At Fox Mattress, we craft all our mattresses right here in the USA, so you know you have a premium mattress to sleep on. Give us a call or visit our Holly Hills location to learn more about our premium offerings today!

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