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can lack of sleep cause lightheadedness

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Lightheadedness: If you're experiencing significant lightheadedness to the point of almost losing consciousness, it warrants an evaluation for problems like high or lo ... Read More

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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lorazepam: If you took 2mg of Lorazepam it may sedate you. No- it shouldn't harm you - but be careful to take as prescribed in future. Take care.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Probable sinusitis: This is progressing and most likely represents inflammation/infection in the mid face. Seek attention.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Petrie
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Jet Lag Effects: The answer is probably yes. Changing time zones when flying alters your internal sense of timing (your circadian rhythms) and can cause feelings such ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: There are chemical neurotransmitters that are revved up from lack of sleep and can cause ha and vasodilatation in the cranial vessels.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Sleep quantity and quality is important to our overall health. Among other things a lack of sleep can cause or contribute to headaches.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Possible: But would look to rule out other causes like dehydration, anemia and hyperthyroidism first.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: Erratic eating is one cause of sleeping problems. It is important to avoid alcohol,caffeine and nicotine,irregular hours, late evening exercise,and la ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Often: Sleep deprivation is bad for you health and can make headaches worse.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Not unless,,,: ...it was also accompanied by clouded thinking in general, physical exhaustion, or some of other symptom of you not having gotten any or enough sleep. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Physiologically, lack of sleep is able to cause the headache, lack of energy, and even depression. In addition, there are some other effects. You have ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Sleep deprivation: Definitely people who sleep an average of less than 6 hours per night operate like someone legally drunk and the risk of accidents doubles.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Stress: Sure, and many other symptoms of stress overload.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Amongst the huge numbers of conditions which cause tinnitus, sleep deprivation is certainly one.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It can. Sleep is important to ones health.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: If you are exhausted it is possible to have blurry vision. Not really certain what you mean by distortion but it can be difficult to see normally, es ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Lack of sleep will not cause miscarriage.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Wilson
20 years experience Sleep Medicine
Body needs sleep: Your body needs sleep to repair damage and replenish any reserves. Not getting enough sleep is like not getting enough food.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep deprivation: Refer to diagram.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety: I understand your distress. Emotional Stress of relationships, separation, divorce, parenting, unresolved feelings of worry, fear, hurt, resentment ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
absolutely: It is one of the primary symptoms of jet lag as well.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Many things..,,: Hypoxia refers to a decreased level of oxygen in the body. Many conditions can result in hypoxia including, but not limited to, lung conditions like a ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
No: Not usually. Caused by hormonal imbalance.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Liva
39 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Lack of sleep doesn't contribute to cataract formation.

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