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Are you sleep deprived? April 15, 2009

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LACK OF SLEEP AFFECTS YOUR PERSONALITY, JOB PERFORMANCE, relationships and personal safety.  How do you find out whether you’re sleep deprived?  Answer the questions below.  Even one yes response to any question could indicate sleep deprivations, says Donald Greenblatt, M.D., director of the Sleep Disorders Center of Rochester, New York.

His advice:  “Try to get more sleep on a regular basis.  If you still have problems, consult your phusician to make sure it’s not a serious health issue.”

1.     Do you need an alarm to wake up in the morning, and is it a struggle to get out of bed?

2.     Do you nod off on the bus on the way home from work?

3.     Are you unable to function unless you start your day with a cup of coffee?

4.     Do you often get sleepy when doing monotonous tasks, such as filing or opening mail?

5.     Does a single beer or glass of wine knock you out?

6.     Do you always sleep late on the weekends?

7.     Do you not off during leisure activities, such as at the movies or a concert or during sex?

8.     Does your bed partner complain that you snore or toss and turn all night?

9.     Are you cranky and irritable during the day?

10.  Do you fall asleep in less than five minutes?