If you have a really tough week where you aren't getting enough sleep, you may find yourself adding to your evergrowing sleep debt. A sleep debt is the amount of hours of sleep that you are NOT getting. Sleep is so essential to our wellbeing and overall function, that you take away vital hours when you aren't getting the recommended 7-9 hours a day.
It's really hard to repay sleep debts, in fact, it may be impossible as we are adding to it much more than we are contributing to it. Therefore, avoidance may be your best option. Here are some ways to avoid a sleep debt.