Ever since I became an adult responsible for holding a job and taking care of kids, I've realized how important sleep is. On the contrary, I've also realized how much lack of sleep affects my ability to function.
For instance- when I first started dating my wife, I remember attempting to go to work after only getting 4 hours of sleep one night. My reactions and reasoning become so delayed that hit her mom's car that morning. I thought I had the car in reverse and wasn't paying attention. Turns out it was in drive.
Now that I've been really focusing on exercise and being healthy, I'm finding that my body will hold onto weight for days if I havn't gotten good sleep and then I'll suddenly lose 4-5lbs all at once the morning after I've gotten good nights sleep. It's crazy. I'm also finding that I become very impulsive and my anxiety gets much worse.
Any of you experience impairments from not getting sleep?
My problem is that I get so hyperactive it's easy for me to stay up until 1-2am every morning. I'm also finding that caffeine has a HUGE effect on my ability to sleep. I used to be addicted to caffeine so it's likely that I used to have a tolerance built up to it. Nowaways I havn't been consuming it at all but when I drink a Bai in the evening without thinking about it, I'll be up all night.