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what health problems can be caused by lack of sleep

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
Specializes in Pediatrics
Many...: Increases anxiety, depresses mood, negatively affect attention and focus, suppresses your body's immunity, negatively affect memory building and many ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Therapy: I think it would be better to engage in therapy to deal with your problems instead of taking a medication to mask your problems
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep deprivation: Refer to diagram.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Were to start...: Weight gain, fatigue, memory changes, depression, some firms of anxiety, mood disorders, excess Insulin and Adrenalin secretion, sexual dysfunction, r ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It will affect you general health as well as your ability to perform at your best. Lack of sleep leaves you less resistant to disease and may affect ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A lot: Fatigue, general muscle pain and weakness , muscle cramps , joint pain, chronic pain, weight gain, high blood pressure, restless sleep, poor concentra ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
Not Directly: Mouth ulcers don't develop due directly to lack of sleep. However, many conditions can arise indirectly when you aren't sleeping well. If you don't sl ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
That depends on what: your sleep disorder is, but it is highly unlikely to be THE cause. However, in people with obstructive or central sleep apnea, smoking can contribute ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep: Sue, if that was the cause. Try the sleep hygiene techniques.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Shapiro
53 years experience Pain Management
Anxiety and more: Anxiety is one source of lack of empathy. Another is the person may be too self-involved, self-absorbed, self-centered. More often than not the lack ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Golden
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Poor eyesight: People who do not get enough sleep frequently have dry eyes which makes it hard to see. The use of artificial tear drops will help the vision in this ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Neurological disorders such as bell's palsy, familial dysautonomia, and multiple sclerosis cause similar problems. Disorders of the endocrine system, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Those issues are common triggers of fibro flares.
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: There have been experiments done where people are woken up when they start to go into rem or deep sleep which found that sleep deprivation can lead to ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
See a doctor: Some people need more sleep than others, but not enough sleep for anyone can be detrimental to one's health. Irritability, lack of focus, accidents, ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Poor sleep & brain: Sometimes poor sleep is driven by brain activity. This often occurs with stimulants, like caffeine and amphetamines. Although there is altered brain ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
22 years experience Family Medicine
Many: When you don't get enough sleep, your body produces more stress hormones and isn't able to fight off illness as well as you do when you are rested. In ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Take good care.: To prevent stress-related illness, work on managing stress in ways that do not harm the body. Normalize diet, exercise, and get good sleep. Seek balan ... Read More
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A 30-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 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep Apnea complica: Not to my awareness, but some complications are high blood pressure, cardiac & liver problems.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep deprivation: Refer to diagram.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Treatment depends on the cause of your dry mouth.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: It's entirely possible that you have more than one cause.
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