Insufficient Sleep: Signs and Symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of insufficient sleep?

  • Problems paying attention
  • Hyperactivity and impulsiveness (especially in younger children)
  • Low energy
  • Poor mood regulation (often upset and "moody")
  • Decreased social skills
  • Falling asleep at school and sleeping during short car rides
  • Taking naps when no longer of a napping age
  • Hard to get out of bed in the morning
  • Complaining of being tired
  • Reports that it takes too long to go to sleep or can’t stay asleep