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do you know anything on sleep deprivation?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It isn't healthy.: Symptoms of sleep deprivation can include irritability, feeling tired, poor concentration, decreased memory, changes in appetite, poorer ability to handle stress, lack of comprehension with social interactions. In severe cases it can lead to pyschosis !

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How does sleep deprivation affect your eating?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Sleep deprivation: People who sleep less are more likely to binge eat & snack, due to elevated adrenaline from lack of sleep.
A 40-year-old member asked:

After sleep deprivation binged on donuts. Why?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
See below: Probably because you binge on donuts at other times. Binge eating is always bad for it is exactly like choking a car engine, resulting in incomplete combustion of gasoline. The brain requires a high rate of oxygen consumption and when it is impaired by high calorie malnutritrion it gives you unusual reactions. See my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what some after effects of sleep deprivation are?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Many: The worst is dragged out deadly fatigue, "brain fog", lack of judgement as in driving etc. We are a sleep deprived nation and it reflects the collective health of us all. Make sure that your diet is good. Get rid of the "juhk". Try to get some information on meditation. Slow down!
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are some common symptoms of sleep deprivation?

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Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangalanswered
Sleep Medicine 43 years experience
Sleepiness: Sleep deprivation (not getting enough time in bed) leads to daytime sleepiness and fatigue, with difficulty staying awake during the day. It also caused decrease in concentration and memory. 7-8 hours of sleep every night is necessary for most people, but most people no longer get it and are chronically sleep deprived.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can sleep deprivation be fatal?

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Dr. Ben Graef
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: An accident may kill you before a health concern. Getting enough sleep has been shown to decrease mortality.

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