Can You Recover from Lost Sleep?

Friday June 5th, 2020

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Everyone loses sleep from time to time, and in general, it doesn’t affect us too much. We know we’ll have less energy the following day and want to go to bed earlier—no big deal.

There can be many reasons we don’t get enough sleep, such as caring for a sick child, stretching ourselves too thin, eating or exercising too close to bedtime, and so on.

Snoring is another major cause of lost sleep, and it’s a real problem. When someone in your home is a snorer, everyone loses sleep.

Is it possible to get back those lost hours?

The honest answer is, it depends. Let’s see what the experts have to say.

How to Recover from Occasional Sleep Loss?

The day after can be a little rough, and you’re likely to feel a bit irritable. Missing out on an hour or two of sleep once in a while isn’t anything to worry about. Some experts theorize that our bodies can recover the lost REM and deep sleep by skipping other sleep stages.

On the other hand, according to a 2016 study, it takes four days to fully recover from just one hour of sleep loss.

The science doesn’t appear to be settled on this yet. In the meantime, here are some things you can do the next day to help you function better and recover faster from the occasional sleep-deprived night:

Stay Hydrated

Don't Overdo The Coffee

Eat Healthy Foods

Get Fresh Air And Sunshine

Exercise Moderately

Take A Short Nap Only If Necessary

Go To Bed An Hour Earlier

What About Chronic Sleep Loss?

A 2010 study examined the effects of acute and chronic sleep loss on human performance levels. They concluded that performance levels during the first several hours of being awake had been adequately restored when it was due to short-term loss of sleep. However, chronic sleep loss significantly decreased the rate of performance levels, along with potential adverse health and safety consequences.

The Sleep Foundation says short naps can help in the interim, but that it can take weeks to eventually catch up on your sleep debt.

Sleep Loss from Snoring

If snoring is causing you or someone in your home to lose sleep night after night, a pulse wear sleep device may be the answer. Ingenious in its simplicity and effectiveness, the pulse sleep band works by emitting a gentle vibration when a loud snore is detected. This vibration stimulates the wearer to change their sleeping position just enough to stop snoring.

No one, including the snorer, wakes up, and healthy sleep patterns can continue uninterrupted. Everyone can finally begin to catch up on their sleep debt.


We can usually bounce back from the occasional poor night’s sleep. It can be extremely difficult, however, to completely recover from chronic sleep loss, which can have devastating consequence

Snoring is a significant cause of sleep loss and affects everyone in the home, so finding a snoring solution is crucial.

The Sleep Connection Watch is one such solution. It is highly effective, as our many testimonials confirm, and yet cost-effective. We can help you get the sleep you need

After all, there’s no substitute for a good night’s sleep.