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Help please? I want to know what are the effects of sleeping 4 hours on a daily basis?

Help please? I want to know what are the effects of sleeping 4 hours on a daily basis?

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. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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I take 100mg of Modafinil when I don't sleep enough to stay wakeful throughout the day but 4 hours later the effects are gone. Is it normal? Should I try a full dose 200mg ?

I take 100mg of Modafinil when I don't sleep enough to stay wakeful throughout the day but 4 hours later the effects are gone. Is it normal? Should I try a full dose 200mg ?

Modafinil: Different people respond differently to the medication. 100 mg is on the lower end of the dosing range, and you’re right: it may not be enough for your needs - that may be the largest part of the problem. So when the drug starts to wear off, you may feel those effects faster than if the dose were higher. If you take the higher dose, be sure that it’s under the supervision of your physician. ...Read more

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What are the effects of getting less than 8 hours a day have on a student what can they do to improve the amount of sleep they get each night?

What are the effects of getting less than 8 hours a day have on a student what can they do to improve the amount of sleep they get each night?

Question is answer: You left the word "sleep" out of your sentence, so obviously your lack of adequate sleep is affecting you. Studies have confirmed that sleep deprivation in students causes learning difficulties. That said, 8 hours is an average number--some people do fine on 3 hours and others need 14 hours. Whatever your correct duration is, make sure you get it. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the effects of sleeping 4 hours on a daily basis?

Doctors, what are the effects of sleeping 4 hours on a daily basis?

See below: Chronic insufficient sleep (as most individuals need between 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep) can cause multiple issues including but not limited to excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue, cognitive impairment (mental slowing), and worsening of underlying medical conditions. Adequate sleep function is needed to function best cognitively, emotionally, and physically. ...Read more

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What's the most medically and scientifically accepted study on effects of sleep and health? Do i really have to sleep 8 hours a night?

6 to 8 hours: Most people will perform best and have the best health with 6 to 8 hours of sleep. Your body will tell you what you need. Eventhough some people do well with less than 6 hours others may need more than 8. The quality of sleep is also important and if deep sleep is not achieved, 8 hours may not be enough. ...Read more

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I sleep for almost 10 hours daily on weekdays and for almost 15 hours on weekends. What are the effects of excessive sleeping on my health.

I sleep for almost 10 hours daily on weekdays and for almost 15 hours on weekends. What are the effects of excessive sleeping on my health.

Deconditioning: The more time you spend in bed, the less time you spend in your daily activity. The results can be weight gain, loss of muscle mass, abnormalities in your blood sugar and blood fats, poor cardiovascular fitness. The list goes on and on. What I would want to know is, why do you need so much sleep? It's important that you find out. ...Read more

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Hi there. I'm curious if there are long-term effects to losing sleep temporarily. Context here is that I have a project I'm working on, and I'm only getting 4-5 hours of sleep per night. This will only last for a month or two. Should I be concerned ab

Hi there.

I'm curious if there are long-term effects to losing sleep temporarily.  Context here is that I have a project I'm working on, and I'm only getting 4-5 hours of sleep per night.  This will only last for a month or two.  Should I be concerned ab

Sleep for life: Studies have shown that a healthy adult should get 7-9 hours sleep a night. Chronic sleep deprivation is associated with significant health issues such as early death, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. If the sleep deprivation is short-term due to work then this effect won't be as significant, but remember that concentration & productivity is improved on a full night's sleep! ...Read more

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What are the health effects of only getting 4 hours of sleep in college?

What are the health effects of only getting 4 hours of sleep in college?

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 or exacerbation of psychiatric problems. ...Read more

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What health effects can sleeping for 5 hours have on a 21 yr old if done on regular basis and for many years?

What health effects can sleeping for 5 hours have on a 21 yr old if done on regular basis and for many years?

Only getting 5 hours: of sleep per night on an ongoing basis can cause or exacerbate several health concerns. It can lead to excess weight gain (or unhealthy weight loss), chronic fatigue, attentional issues, depression (can also be a sign of depression, if unable to sleep), lowered ability to fight infections, among others...If you are having trouble sleeping, please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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For the last 5 years I haven't had a healthy sleep schedule. I did however get enough sleep. Could a variation of 3-4 hours cause long term effects?

For the last 5 years I haven't had a healthy sleep schedule. I did however get enough sleep. Could a variation of 3-4 hours cause long term effects?

Enough sleep: There is no specific number of hours that marks enough or not enough sleep. Every individual has his own number of hours to mark enough sleep, and if he gets these hours he will feel fresh and ready to go.some people may get only 4-5 hours and this is enough others need at least 8 hours (I am from this category) ...Read more

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Does eating late at night (eg. 1-2 hours before sleeping) really have bad effects on your brain?

Does eating late at night (eg. 1-2 hours before sleeping) really have bad effects on your brain?

No: Eating late does not have adverse effects on your brain. So long as you maintain a healthy diet and are not diabetic you should be fine. If you are a diabetic you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please talk about of the long term effects of only getting 3 to 4 hours a sleep a day/night?

Can you please talk about of the long term effects of only getting 3 to 4 hours a sleep a day/night?

Fatigue: The inability to process thoughts and memories. A decreased immune system. An increase in your perception of pain. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of prolonged sleep deprivation? I sleep 3-4 hours a night and am constantly tired, but am i actually harming myself?

What are the long-term effects of prolonged sleep deprivation? I sleep 3-4 hours a night and am constantly tired, but am i actually harming myself?

Not good: Sleep deprivation decreases daytime alertness, increasing risks of accidents at work and driving, etc. Memory and cognitive function will decrease, making it harder to focus, concentrate, and make decisions. Irritability, anxiety, stress, and chronic pain may result. Medical issues like heart disease, obesity, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, depression, and other mood disorders are more likely. ...Read more

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I took lsd about 24 hours ago I am still having some very mild effects that ar only brought on from trying to sleep is this normal what should I do?

I took lsd about 24 hours ago I am still having some very mild effects that ar only brought on from trying to sleep is this normal what should I do?

Stop using LSD: Lsd effects can last longer than you think the substance is in your system. Some are more vulnerable to its effects than others. Try to rest, even if you can't sleep. And stay off the lsd in the future. ...Read more

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I like taking medication at night to lower side-effects. Can I take citalopram a half hour before I go to bed to sleep? Or is it too close to bedtime?

I like taking medication at night to lower side-effects. Can I take citalopram a half hour before I go to bed to sleep? Or is it too close to bedtime?

Antidepressants: Can have two effects: either they can make you comfortable and sleepy, or feeling good and can't go to sleep. As long as you know the effect of the medicine on you and it doesn't bother you going to sleep, that is ok. ...Read more

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Why does sleeping 7-8 hours / night but during opposite cycle (4am-11am) have negative effects on health? (i.E. Anxiety, malaise, depression, etc).

Why does sleeping 7-8 hours / night but during opposite cycle (4am-11am) have negative effects on health? (i.E. Anxiety, malaise, depression, etc).

Delayed phase Sleep: Disorder. This often worsens depression, but I am not convinced that we know exactly why, other than that there is a misalignment between biological nighttime and your sleep time which causes major hormonal systems to be out of synch. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of sleep deprivation? Are there any long term side effects of substituing vivarin for sleep? Over the course of the past few months, I've averaged about 3-5 hours of sleep a day while taking vivarin. I don't feel very differ

What are the long term effects of sleep deprivation? Are there any long term side effects of substituing vivarin for sleep? Over the course of the past few months, I've averaged about 3-5 hours of sleep a day while taking vivarin. I don't feel very differ

This : This is really not a good idea. People really need at least 7 hours of sleep. The body just cannot work with such high levels of stress. If that really has been your schedule, you are severely sleep deprived right now. You cannot form normal sleep cycles in such a short period. I can assure you that your performance and your general health are both significantly reduced after doing that for a few months. You will build dependence to vivarin, (caffeine) and you will probably have long term health problems. I would highly suggest you find another way that allows you to get more sleep. Again, really not a good idea. ...Read more

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Should I take coq10 a few hours before taking simvastatin to alleviate sleep disturbances and other mild side effects?

Should I take coq10 a few hours before taking simvastatin to alleviate sleep disturbances and other mild side effects?

CoQ-10 & statins: Some docs feel no supplementation is necessary in pts on statins. Other recommend coq-10 supplementation based on studies suggesting it may help prevent statin side effects. Since statins block coq-10, it might be best to take the 2 drugs 12 hours apart to minimize this blockade. If you decide to supplement, inform your doc so he can take that into account in his tx regimen for you. ...Read more

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I have frequent insomnia. Only get 3-4 hours sleep a day. Dr gave me klonopin (clonazepam) to help. Can I take this occasionally? Any risk of serious side effects?

I have frequent insomnia. Only get 3-4 hours sleep a day. Dr gave me klonopin (clonazepam) to help. Can I take this occasionally? Any risk of serious side effects?

Klonopin (clonazepam) & sleep: With insomnia, it's very important to discover its cause. Sometimes this is related to sleep hygiene issues that can be addressed: http://tinyurl. Com/ltjeke3 sometimes the insomnia is part of depression, and a psychiatrist & psychologist can be the best help. Other times, sleep studies are needed. Klonopin (clonazepam) is habit-forming, and can oversedate you. There are better meds for sleep if needed. ...Read more

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Take 2.5mg zyprexa to slow racing OCD thoughts. Also, 50mg pristiq (desvenlafaxine). Sedation side effects (sleep 10.5 hours). I exercise and watch diet. Risks?

Take 2.5mg zyprexa to slow racing OCD thoughts.  Also, 50mg pristiq (desvenlafaxine).  Sedation side effects (sleep 10.5 hours).  I exercise and watch diet.  Risks?

Risks: It sounds like you may be over-sedated with your medications, and you may need an adjustment in dose. If you're keeping your food plan contained and are exercising, the risks of weight gain and type ii diabetes are less than they would be otherwise. This could become harder to manage as you age. Avoid processed foods; focus on lean protein, veggies, fruits, complex carbs, healthy fats, etc. ...Read more

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What's the best way to relieve insomnia side effects from Lexapro (escitalopram)? Melatonin, trazodone, clonazepam? I've only had 6 hours of sleep in 2 days.

What's the best way to relieve insomnia side effects from Lexapro (escitalopram)? Melatonin, trazodone, clonazepam? I've only had 6 hours of sleep in 2 days.

Medication effects: Side effect of Lexapro (escitalopram) may be Insomnia can also be due to Stresses in life causing Anxiety.

Trazodone is for Depression, Clonazepam is for Anxiety. Both can have side effects.
Consider Melatonin with g: •Therapy by Psychiatrist
•Realize and feel Wonder of Breath of Life.
•Become Captain over Stresses of Life and Insomnia, Not Victim.
•Visual imagery of National Parks
•Meditation. ...Read more

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In what way would sleeping every 48 hours affect me mentally?

Slower cognition: And reaction time, just as you would notice if you were overly sleepy all the time. It can also lead to agitation and depression. Sleeping every 48 hours would not provide enough sleep for you and would increase chances of so many chronic conditions. ...Read more

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I haven't slept for 36 hours, approaching 48 tonight. I go work as normal during day and have energy — why can't I sleep? Using no meds.

I haven't slept for 36 hours, approaching 48 tonight. I go work as normal during day and have energy — why can't I sleep? Using no meds.

Danger zone: If you have not slept in over 36 hours, you're in the danger zone for making serious errors in judgment or driving, etc. The results can be as serious as if you're drunk. Have you been using any recreational stimulants? Do you have any family history of psychiatric illnesses, like bipolar disorder? I strongly suggest you see your physician asap for an evaluation. This can be how mania starts. ...Read more

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I have only had two hours of sleep in the past 48 hours... What should I expect to be experiencing? Could I hallucinate?

I have only had two hours of sleep in the past 48 hours... What should I expect to be experiencing? Could I hallucinate?

Unlikely: Fortunately it. Takes considerably longer than that to hallucinate from insomnia. Heck, when I was in medical school we were on call every other night....36 on and12 off ... For months on end and not one of us got psychotic that I am aware of. ...Read more

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It s been roughly 5 hours since I took 8 unisom when will it be safe for me to take a few more I have been recently taking 8 unisom sleeping tablets e?

SEE YOUR DOCTOR!: Your problem is not just insomnia, you system is high energy and a complete pe with blood testing will help pin point the problem. The unisom will add to the confusion. Begin a self-care wellness program of exercise, vits, magnesium, sleep, self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, stretching. Watch you caffeine intake too. I use acupuncture. ...Read more

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I take Lexotanil 4 Sleep, I was erected during sex then I sleep when it wasn't fully erected, I wake up and it"s erected, can this 5 hours cause damge?

I take Lexotanil 4 Sleep, I was erected during sex then I sleep when it wasn't fully erected, I wake up and it"s erected, can this 5 hours cause damge?

No, don't worry: Waking erections are very, very common and they don't cause any harm at all. Your sexual functioning as you describe it is fine. Your anxiety is showing however. Talk w/ the provider who prescribed for you and if possible, consider some counseling to help you understand things that do not need to worry you. Best! ...Read more

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How many hours is good sleep?

How many hours is good sleep?

Eight: Studies have shown that we should sleep one hour for every two hours we are awake. This means that most of us need eight hours a night. Of course some people need more and others need less but most of us need eight. ...Read more

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Is 14 hours at 90 over sleeping?

Is 14 hours at 90 over sleeping?

Total sleep time: For most adults, yes, sleeping 14 hours per night for any age is too much. Yet, there are a small groups of individuals that are physiological long sleepers in that he or she require greater than 8 hours of sleep per night. If 14 hours per night has been the same for many years then don't worry but if it is new then there could be an underlying sleep disorder -- see a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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How many hour is normal sleeping?

How many hour is normal sleeping?

Varies: This varies with age and activities. A mature adult should with good sleep habits can usually get by with 6-8 hours. Physical activity (work or play), intense reading or thinking work would add need. Any illness will add some need as would extra stresses at work. ...Read more