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I'm having memory problems and i can't ever seem to sleep. are the two related?

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Dr. Allan Goldstein answered

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Need evaluation of insomnia and decreased memory.

Answered May 12, 2016

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Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar answered

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Lack of proper sleep can effect overall performance in all spheres, including memory. The reason behind lack of sleep could range from depression, too much caffeine, irregular sleep cycle, hormonal change(depending on medications), adjusting to new environment(college etc).

Answered Apr 3, 2013

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Dr. ANURAG WALIA answered

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Several recent papers have clearly linked quality of sleep to cognitive functions, i.E memory. A number of sleep disorders can affect memory, focusing, concentration and attention span such as sleep apnea, chronic insomnia etc. Patient should seek medical help with a neurologist or sleep specialist if there is a concern for sleep disorder or memory loss of unclear etiology.

Answered Apr 5, 2013

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