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Can I die from only receiving 1 hr of sleep a night?

Can I die from only receiving 1 hr of sleep a night?

You will likely not: But you are going to be a hot mess, physically, mentally and emotionally. Indirectly, it can cause an accidental death also. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Lost many loved ones, all I see is death or people dying rehashing how they died, in a explosion, in a fire, life is not good, not sleeping or eating ?

Lost many loved ones, all I see is death or people dying rehashing how they died, in a explosion, in a fire, life is not good, not sleeping or eating ?

See a doctor: You sound as though you have post traumatic stress disorder. This can be very debilitating and requires therapy and sometimes medications. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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One drink to a few drinks mixed with anti anxiety meds helps me to relax or sleep, the meds by itself don't work, if i can't die what's the danger?

One drink to a few drinks mixed with anti anxiety meds helps me to relax or sleep, the meds by itself don't work, if i can't die what's the danger?

You can die: Mixing alcohol and medications is very dangerous and you should avoid. Many things can happen when you mix the two and death is a possibility. Avoid this and go to your doctor to see other options. ...Read more

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I took 3 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and I still couldn't sleep so I took another one and I going to die or will I have to go to the hospital ?

You will be fine: While 4 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not normally recommended this dose will not do any permanent damage. The main side effect you will notice is increased sedation. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you are taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at higher doses. I do not recommend Benadryl (diphenhydramine) nightly for insomnia. See doctor to discuss sleep habits and other ways in which you can get a better night sleep. ...Read more

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What will happen if you only sleep one hour a night?

What will happen if you only sleep one hour a night?

Sleep deprivation.: Obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, anxiety and depression are all consequences of inadequate sleep. As well, you could have cognitive issues with attention and academic abilities. ...Read more

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How long can I survive on 1-4hrs of sleep per night? Only one night of 5 hrs in last 10.

See doc to: Determine cause of your insomnia & provide options for treatment. May need sleep study to r/o sleep apnea. Keep sleep journal to help id cause: how much caffeine/nicotine; time of last meal; meds taken; time to bed; time awaken. Develop sleep regimen: no eating or tv in bed; comfortable temp, no bright lights after bedtime. ...Read more

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Is one 5mg Valium each night for sleep excessive?

Is one 5mg Valium each night for sleep excessive?

Depends,: The dose that's right for you should be determined by your md after a good evaluation of your insomnia. Insomnia is a very common disorder, sometimes caused by other disorders like depression. In this case your treatment may an antidepressant instead. ...Read more

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Do afternoon naps for one hour disturb sleep later on at night?

Do afternoon naps for one hour disturb sleep later on at night?

No: The afternoon nap is a "given" in hot countries and is highly respected.It is called siesta. ...Read more

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Does anyone else stay up all night and sleep all day? Am I the only nocturnal one?

Does anyone else stay up all night and sleep all day?  Am I the only nocturnal one?

Night-shift-workers: Often, working adults prefer to sleep at night, but night-shift workers don't have that luxury, so they sleep during the day. As long as you get adequate sleep, average 8hours, it does not really matter when you sleep. If u sleep all day, u don't need to sleep during night--you can train your body to reverse this. It will take time, but very doable. If having problems, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more