A 40-year-old member asked:
How does lack of sleep kill you?
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Dentistry 37 years experience
Many reasons: We spend nearly 1/3 of our lives sleeping, and it is actually a complex behavior and an important part of our well being. During sleep many things happen, including neurochemical and neurotransmitter chores, hormonal changes, memory consolidation, and general restorative function. Without these things, mental and physical health degrades. You can go without food much longer without sleep.
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I'm lack of sleep?
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Family Medicine 32 years experience
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