A 50-year-old member asked:
Please tell me, is too little sleep bad for you?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sleep Deprivation: Short term effects can include feeling tired, irritability, decreased attention ; forgetfulness. It can impact one's immune system ; mental health. Over time it can contribute to increased blood pressure, heart disease, stress ; mental health illnesses.
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