Many people have trouble sleeping, regardless of whether it’s because they have trouble falling asleep, generally feel restless, or wake up at the crack of dawn despite still being super tired and not feeling fully rested.
Much of this is stress-related. Indeed, feeling stressed can severely affect the quality of your sleep, causing you to toss and turn instead of drifting off to dreamland.
In extremely stressful situations, sleep deprivation is fairly common. With stress, the body releases more adrenaline, which will keep you up for longer. This is usually short-term, and you’ll get back to your regular sleeping pattern as soon as the stressor is gone.
Chronic sleep deprivation only occurs if lack of sleep continues beyond the stressful situation.