A 38-year-old member asked:
what are some early indicators of sleep deprivation?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Mainly fatigue: Sleep is a necessary process that has something to do with energy restoration. Any part of normal physiology can be implicated but the brain registers fatigue like an "alarm bell" ringing in a complex system.. Get with it !
A 21-year-old male asked:
I have sleep deprivation severe will I ever heal ? If I sleep early and relax more and be happier.its disabling at times
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Try not to nap in daytime or limit it to a cat nap of 15 minutes.
Last updated Jul 3, 2013
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