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Midlothian, IL
A 25-year-old male asked:

Heard lack of sleep increases risk of heart disease and cancer.any meds or vitamins that cancel that effect?more sleep not optional i have a young son

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Son will grow up: There is no hurry to have more sleep. Your son will grow up soon and sleep through the night and you will make up on lost sleep. There are no serious consequences from lack of sleep, in the short run, except getting sleepy while driving.
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