Share on Pinterest Researchers say interrupted sleep is more likely to lead to poor mood than lack of sleep.
Published in the journal Sleep, the study found that people whose sleep was frequently interrupted for 3 consecutive nights reported significantly worse mood than those who had less sleep due to later bedtimes.
Is broken sleep normal?
During the night, your body progresses through different stages of sleep. Even just one night of interrupted sleep can negatively affect your mood and cause you to experience a decline in attention span. Interrupted sleep can slow your reaction speed and make it harder to learn or remember things.
Does broken sleep make you more tired?
An occasional night without sleep makes you feel tired and irritable the next day, but it won’t harm your health. You’ll start to feel down, and may fall asleep during the day. Your risk of injury and accidents at home, work and on the road also increases.
What causes broken sleep?
There are several potential causes of chronic insomnia, including chronic pain or other physical illness, shift work, poor sleep habits, consuming too much alcohol or caffeine, certain medications, and certain psychiatric conditions.
Why sleeping late is bad?
“It is possible that poor dietary behaviors may predispose individuals with late sleep to increased risk of weight gain.” The researchers don’t claim that waking up late causes people to make unhealthy decisions later in the day. They’re simply reporting that morning people tend to eat better and move more.