People Are Sharing The Silliest Things They've Done While Sleep Deprived
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More often than not, we arrive at work feeling tired, grumpy and mistake-prone - and it's no wonder really when 74 per cent of adults aren't getting enough sleep.
Research carried out by Bed SOS has found the shocking results, with one in ten who actually get four hours or less per night and it of course is affecting how we behave...with some shocking results.
One said: "A couple of years ago I was away on business and had a really disrupted night's sleep.
"I woke up believing I had overslept, so I got up and ready in super quick time and made my way to the hotel restaurant for breakfast.
"To my surprise it was midnight and I was greeted by rather strange looks!"
Bethan Cook's lack of sleep left her red-faced. She said: "I was so sleep deprived once I went into my parents' bedroom half asleep, pulled down my pyjamas and almost peed on their bed - thinking I was in the bathroom!"I had to be escorted to the toilet by my mum and taken back to bed. I only found out about this the morning after!"
One person added: "A few months ago, I'd lost the TV remote and could not find it for hours, that is until I opened the fridge before bed and noticed it was there!
"I also forgot that the Skybox has a feature to find the remote.
Another mixed up her breakfast liquids and said: "I poured my coffee into my cereal. Tried to be positive that it might be delicious but I ruined them both."
Joanne Bennett commented: "I have two young kids, two businesses to run and a husband who works away for six months at a time.
"I once emptied the washing machine and put all the clothes in the fridge.
"As I closed the door and walked away, I looked at the empty basket and realised what I'd done."
Another told the store: "I was holding my almost three-month-old son in one hand, and a bottle in the other, while I walked into the kitchen to put the bottle into the sink.
"I put my baby into the sink instead. I stood there for a second, just holding him there in the sink, before realising that something didn't seem right!"
One got their trolley and their pushchair a little muddled commenting: "I went food shopping and used a trolley. I was so used to pushing around a baby in a pushchair that I found myself pushing the trolley back and forth lightly. Y'know, to calm down the groceries."
And our personal favourite added: "Once I grabbed my husband's head and pulled it to my chest in an attempt to breastfeed him in the middle of the night.
"I had heard the baby fuss from his crib and got confused. Scared the hell out of my husband!"
And last but certainly not least, this mum got herself in a right muddle. She said: "I went on lunch every day to breastfeed my daughter (who wouldn't take a bottle) and it was snowing one day so I drove (about a mile).
"When it was time to leave, I forgot that I drove, and walked back to work.
"Five hours later I'm panicking in the car park in the snow, trying to find my car.
"I finally walked to the nursery to see if it was there. It was, with two tickets." Oops!
So if you're doing all sorts of mad things when you're tired, you really aren't alone.
Plus, teachers, you can finally feel vindicated: the research has shown teachers are among the most sleep-deprived.
Everyone tells you to stop complaining because you get a six-week long summer. Well, now you can tell them that your profession is the most sleepy of all.
But not getting enough shut-eye doesn't just make us accident prone or inclined to dips in concentration levels, the NHS also warns it can lead to diabetes, weight gain and an increased risk of heart disease. So it's important for us to rest our minds and our bodies.
Time for a nap we think.