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A 25-year-old female asked:

Massage for lack of sleep?

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Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Great idea: Massage helps relax you and your muscles, should be very helpful for sleep.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How does lack of sleep kill you?

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Many reasons: We spend nearly 1/3 of our lives sleeping, and it is actually a complex behavior and an important part of our well being. During sleep many things happen, including neurochemical and neurotransmitter chores, hormonal changes, memory consolidation, and general restorative function. Without these things, mental and physical health degrades. You can go without food much longer without sleep.
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
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You can go without food much longer than you can go without sleep.
Aug 27, 2012
CA
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can lack of sleep do to your health?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Were to start...: Weight gain, fatigue, memory changes, depression, some firms of anxiety, mood disorders, excess Insulin and Adrenalin secretion, sexual dysfunction, rage tendencies, increase risk for accidental injuries, heart attacks, strokes, loss of job productivity. Should i say more? Sleep is critical for good physical, mental and emotional health.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How bad is lack of sleep?

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Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Poor health: It will lead to poor performance and an increased risk of getting sick. Sleep is needed to allow our bodies to replenish itself from the daily activities of life.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the consequences of a lack of sleep?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sleep deprivation: Short term effects can include feeling tired, irritability, decreased attention & forgetfulness. It can impact one's immune system & mental health. Over time it can contribute to increased blood pressure, heart disease, stress & mental health illnesses.

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