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what would be potential harmful effects of sleep deprivation?

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Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Death in a crash: The most obvious effects of sleep deprivation are excess fatigue and falling asleep when you should not - driving vehicles or operating dangerous machinery coudl thus cause serious injury or death. Sme people will develop psychotic symptoms or other mood disturbances, high blood pressure, and other health problems.
Answered on May 17, 2015
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep deprivation: Sleep deprivation can ^ risk for fatigue, irritability, v concentration, diminished memory, ^ infection rate, ability to tolerate stressors, blurring of vision, v energy level, ^ micro-sleeps, weight gain, exacerbation of psychiatric problems and can even lead to psychosis.
Answered on May 17, 2015

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