Groggy? Grumpy? Depressed? Just a few nights of poor sleep can take a big toll on your mental health, a new study confirms.
“Many of us think that we can pay our sleep debt on weekends and be more productive on weekdays,” said lead author Soomi Lee, an assistant professor in the School of Aging Studies at the University of South Florida.
“However, results from this study show that having just one night of sleep loss can significantly impair your daily functioning,” Lee said in a university news release.
The researchers assessed the effects of getting less six hours of sleep a night, which experts say is the minimum that average adults require for optimal health.