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A 21-year-old male asked:

Can lack of sleep/anxiety cause a rapid heart rate and 'lighthead?' i have been awake all night with palpitations/head zaps as i try to fall asleep.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Lack of sleep: Sleep deprivation can be a factor in causing irritability, anxiety, poor concentration, fatigue, etc.
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Dr. Shah Nawaz
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Blood pressure: Yes anxiety can cause headache also not sleeping can cause headache also check your blood pressure.
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Last updated Jul 20, 2021
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