What you need to know about Sleep Deprivation...

Posted at 7:54 AM, May 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-04 07:54:14-04

Looking for tips on how to get some better rest? After completing her sleep study, 7 Eyewitness News Reporter Liz Lewin is sharing some things you can try at home that may help you get better quality sleep through the night.

Documenting your current sleep routine for a week is a good start. Write down when you are going to sleep, how long you are sleeping and the quality of sleep you are getting. After reviewing this, if you notice you are getting less than 7 hours of sleep, on average you make want to talk to an expert. 

Low functioning, daytime naps, drowsy driving, and fatigue are just a few signs of sleep deprivation in adults. 

Parents, keep in mind you aren't the only tired ones. Dr. Marc Frost, Co-Director of DENT Sleep Centers, says kids can show signs of sleep deprivation too - it may look different than what you expect. 

For more on Liz's two-part sleep study, visit the original story here.