You know you should have gone to bed earlier last night, instead of binge-watching Game Of Thrones...today you're feeling it.

Jeanne Duffy, a neuroscientist and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders says...

Once sleeplessness becomes a pattern, you may not even realize you are impaired. “Let’s say you are getting eight hours of sleep a night and then you suddenly start getting six. You really notice it on the first day or two after that. And then you stop noticing it,” Duffy said about chronic sleep deprivation. “And it’s not because you’re not impaired by it. It’s because you sort of have a new frame of reference.”

Lack of sleep can cause anxiety, mood changes and cause you to take bigger risks.

There are some things other than coffee to get you going.:

  • Eat an apple
  • Get some sun
  • Stretch and move around
  • Take a 20-minute nap

(Huffington Post)