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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Decreased Sleep (Overview)

Decreased sleep occurs when an individual sleeps less than is normal for them.


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Does lack of sleep lead to increased appetite?

Does lack of sleep lead to increased appetite?

See below: What we know so far is that lack of sleep is associated with obesity. This is related to increase appetite and decreased physical activity due to fatigue. There are also several hormonal pathways altered with the lack of sleep that are being studied recently. The circadian rhythm (the one which tell us whether to be awake or sleep) has been recently linked to obesity with new promising medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Decreased Sleep (Overview)

Decreased sleep occurs when an individual sleeps less than is normal for them.


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Can hypomania/grumpiness occur with decreased sleep?

Yes it can.: Yes, sleep deprivation can cause both irritability and mild euphoria. Studies show decreased sleep increases the amount of Dopamine in the brain, promoting an amphetamine like response. This wakefulness comes with a decrease in the brain's processing ability. Sleep loss is also associated with increased appetite, risk of stroke, and heart disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi Dr. Khorsandi
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Decreased sleep (Tip)

Avoid sleeping with lights and TV on: it prevents deeper sleep. ...See more

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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Go to bed at the same time every day
Once
Wake up at the same time every day
daily
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
daily
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
Daily
Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Decreased sleep (Tip)

Poor sleeping is associated with increased risk for metabolic disorders such as diabetes. ...See more

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Living with Sleep Apnea (Checklist)

Use your CPAP regularly
Once
Get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly
daily
Don't drink alcohol
Once
Never drive sleepy
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Does sleep deprivation cause sleep walking?

Does sleep deprivation cause sleep walking?

Yes: People prone to sleep walking are more likely to do so when they are recovering (ie getting good sleep) after sleep deprivation. ...Read more

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Decreased sleep (Tip)

Read book or watch tv in another room, and when start to fall asleep, go to bedroom. ...See more

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Can hypomania/grumpiness occur with decreased sleep?

Yes it can.: Yes, sleep deprivation can cause both irritability and mild euphoria. Studies show decreased sleep increases the amount of Dopamine in the brain, promoting an amphetamine like response. This wakefulness comes with a decrease in the brain's processing ability. Sleep loss is also associated with increased appetite, risk of stroke, and heart disease. ...Read more

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Which is worse: obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea?

Which is worse: obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea?

Both: Both are serious conditions, manageable with treatment, and serious if neglected. The severity varies in every particular case, the classification is not intended to determine which one is milder, they just have different ways to treat them. In general, treatment compliance is an important factor that affects treatment outcomes of both. ...Read more

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Dr. Syed H. Sajid Dr. Sajid
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Decreased sleep (Tip)

Sleep deprivation may lead to decreased performance, alertness, memory; and cognitive impairment. ...See more

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Could lack of sleep cause night terrors?

Could lack of sleep cause night terrors?

Sleep Deprivation: can increase risk of having a night terror. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep impair my eyesight?

Can lack of sleep impair my eyesight?

Not really: But when you are really tired you might get a little blurriness if doing close work or staring at computer screens all day . It's never good to be sleep deprived! ...Read more

Dr. Masoud Sadighpour Dr. Sadighpour
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Decreased sleep (Tip)

Sleep apnea is not a disease of obese people. 30% of people with sleep apnea are non-obese. ...See more

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I've been overspending, full of energy, having ideas above my station, and decreased sleep. Can a manic episode last for a few months?

I've been overspending, full of energy, having ideas above my station, and decreased sleep. Can a manic episode last for a few months?

Yes: Yes it can, you should seek help. Manic episodes and bipolar disorder in general fall under the " kindling theory" principle of neurophysiology which means they get ores the more you have them and the longer the duration without treatment. Less episodes and shorter episodes mean better long term prognosis and outcome. ...Read more

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Can a lack of sleep cause poor concentration?

Can a lack of sleep cause poor concentration?

Sleep deprivation: Definitely people who sleep an average of less than 6 hours per night operate like someone legally drunk and the risk of accidents doubles. ...Read more

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Decreased sleep (Tip)

Have a consistent sleep time. Avoid reading in bed. Avoid caffeine after 1 PM. ...See more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

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