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can you die from lack of sleep ?

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Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
Great question!: Lack of sleep is harmful to the brain. You may not necessarily die from lack of sleep directly. However, you can die in a motor vehicle accident if you fall asleep at the wheel in your sleep deprived state.
Answered on Mar 15, 2015
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep deprivation: Refer to diagram.
Answered on Mar 15, 2015
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