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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Dang
17 years experience Family Medicine
Insomnia : Typically we recommend sleep 6-8 hours a night would be optimal, however age does have some affect on sleep pattern. REM sleep is important.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Won't function: You will not function - it will be worse than if you were drunk. Your motor skills, reaction time, coordination, thinking, memory, vision will all be ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Sleep deprivation.: Obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, anxiety and depression are all consequences of inadequate sleep.
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Your : Your question is not clear. Do you go to bed at 7am because you are on shift work? Do you go to bed earlier but can't fall asleep until 7am? What med ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep deprivation: Short term effects can include feeling tired, irritability, decreased attention & forgetfulness. It can impact one's immune system & mental he ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Sleep deprivation.: Obestit, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, anxiety and depression are all consequences of inadequate sleep.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep deprivation: Sleep deprivation can ^ risk for fatigue, irritability, v concentration, diminished memory, ^ infection rate, ability to tolerate stressors, blurring ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Worst? psychosis: possibly. Short term effects can include feeling tired, irritability, decreased attention & forgetfulness. It can impact one's immune system & ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Outcome: You might not feel so great but it won't kill you. It throws your body off balance.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Probablydependsprobably not too much unless you sleep for a prolonged period of time but your body will probably argue with you. You will probably ne ... Read More

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