Lack of Sleep Can Cost You Money

We live in a chronically sleep deprived society and many products exist to make things easier and keep us going. However, nothing is a true substitute for just getting some extra sleep. We all know that a lack of sleep can cost you physically, mentally, and emotionally. It can make you grumpy, slow your reactions, and impair your thinking skills. But lack of sleep can also cost you financially. When you’re chronically tired you just don’t have the energy to engage in money saving activities or make good financial decisions. Here are some ways that a lack of sleep can cost you money.

Poor decision making

When you’re tired is not the time to make decisions about things like i


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5 Responses to Lack of Sleep Can Cost You Money

  1. Dee says:

    Good article. People often think of sleep deprivation in terms of health but this article points out the financial costs. And the costs are real but the link is not always obvious. The author has pointed out many things that affect me often like the lack of concentration, grabbing quick food because you’re4 too tired to cook a meal, being too tired to go for a daily walk.

    On that note I am going to bed.

  2. Cathy says:

    I really struggle with this. I really feel like sleep is a waste of time and try to get by with as little as possible.

  3. baselle says:

    Its a double whammy if you lose sleep because you are watching late night tv or are doing online shopping. We are still primitive enough to not have ads in our dreams, hence sleeping is one of the few times when we aren’t spending money.

  4. Tim Cortez says:

    I have sleep apnea and never really get good sleep. The effect of this are mentioned above. It does take its toll on me as tiredness is a monkey I can never seem to shake. Plenty of coffee and energy drinks are consumed during my work week.

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