Penn State Hershey Medical Center home Penn State Hershey Medical Center home Penn State Hershey: Patient Care home Penn State Hershey: Education home Penn State Hershey: Research home Penn State Hershey: Community home
Penn State Hershey Health Information Library
  Library Home
  Find A Physician
  Find A Practice
  Request An Appointment
  Search Clinical Studies
  Classes and Support Groups
  Ask A Health Librarian
  Subscribe to eNewsletters

Penn State Hershey Health Information Centers
  Bone and Joint

        Follow Us

Health Tip: Catching Up on Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- An hour or two of lost sleep every night will add up, says the National Sleep Foundation. In the short-term, negative effects from lack of sleep can range from a foggy brain to impaired driving abilities.

However, getting extra sleep to compensate won't completely make up for sleep lost. Extra sleep can reduce daytime drowsiness, but your ability to focus will still be reduced.

For the sleep-deprived, the National Sleep Foundation recommends getting back on a regular cycle of seven-to-nine hours of sleep per night. If necessary, go to bed early and wake up at your normal time, instead of sleeping late. Returning to a normal sleeping pattern can take days or weeks, depending on the person.

Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. All rights reserved.