Sleep deprivation is a recovery setback. When you aren’t getting enough quality, restorative sleep, it’s harder to manage stress, control your emotions and stay focused–all things that can trigger a relapse. Here are 10 signs you aren’t getting enough sleep:
1. You look tired.
If you aren’t getting enough sleep, you can see it on your face. Bleary, tired, bloodshot eyes, puffiness and dark circles are signs of lack of sleep.
2. You’re easily irritated.
When you’re tired, you’re less likely to be able to handle stressors–even the most minor things that don’t typically irritate you seem to set you off. Sleeplessness can cause you to lash out toward others, making it difficult to have positive interactions.