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Sleep Deprivation (Definition)

A condition in which, either consciously or unconsciously, you are not allowing your body enough time for sleep. Typically, adults require six to eight hours, although some people require ...Read more


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Can lack of sleep cause aching knees and compressed discs and joints?

Can lack of sleep cause aching knees and compressed discs and joints?

Getting to the cause: Not likely, but lack of sleep (insomnia) can make you feel run down and fatigued. Achy joints can be from strenuous exercise, arthritis, medication side effects, or a number of other reasons. Ideally you want to get to the source of the insomnia. In the meantime, you could try over the counter anti-inflammatory meds for your joint symptoms. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have not exercised nor do I feel ill but my body is so sore, as if I worked out very hard. Why am I sore? Could it be stress/lack of sleep?

I have not exercised nor do I feel ill but my body is so sore, as if I worked out very hard. Why am I sore? Could it be stress/lack of sleep?

Hmm!: Those both sound like reasonable / plausible possibilities. How long has this been going on for? If it is chronic - have you done one of those "annual" check ups with your physician in a while? Are you hydrating with at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per night? Shooting for at least 8 hrs of sleep per night? Get in at least 3 nutritious meals per day? Staying physically active? Use good sleep. ...Read more

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I get stomach aches due to lack of sleep. The only cure I've found is sleep. Is this abnormal? If so, what is the cause? Thank you.

I get stomach aches due to lack of sleep. The only cure I've found is sleep. Is this abnormal? If so, what is the cause? Thank you.

Not uncommon: Many people report nausea or stomach pains if kept up or stay up way too late. Can be an indicator of fatigue or stress (or both). Not a problem, just means you need to take a nap and get some rest. ...Read more

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Interested in causes for recurring white ring sore on tip on tongue. Occurs when stressed or have lack of sleep. Starts small but grows outward.

Interested in causes for recurring white ring sore on tip on tongue. Occurs when stressed or have lack of sleep. Starts small but grows outward.

Herpes of tongue: A cold sore can actually occur inside the mouth and as such might not be immediately recognizable. Given that it's the same spot and recurs with stress those are key findings. Sure you could prove it with a special culture for HSV but no need. Would keep stress to a minimum. If v painful ask doc for an antiviral which is most useful early in disease course. Kissing others may spread it when active ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep lead to stomach ache?

Can lack of sleep lead to stomach ache?

Absolutely: It is one of the primary symptoms of jet lag as well. ...Read more

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I'm confused by symptoms I've had for a week (breastfeeding lack of sleep? Anxiety something serious): radiating chest/breastbone pain&sore glands

I'm confused by symptoms I've had for a week (breastfeeding lack of sleep? Anxiety something serious): radiating chest/breastbone pain&sore glands

Sounds like you're: Dealing with a newborn and maybe have some physical sx's that an MD should evaluate. Also sounds like you're getting run down. Any help with baby duties? What happens when you have some down time? Or, is that out of the question? Do you have a partner? Can you express milk and have the partner administer and you rest? How's your nutrition? Too many? 's. See the MD first. ...Read more

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Wife has bad chest cold. Coughing yellow phlegm. Sore from coughing, lack of sleep. Takes citalopram and clonazepam for panic attacks, zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies. What to take now and when to get help.?

Wife has bad chest cold. Coughing yellow phlegm. Sore from coughing, lack of sleep. Takes citalopram and clonazepam for panic attacks, zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies. What to take now and when to get help.?

Symptomatic care: Most colds go away on their own and do not need medications, even with phlegm. Fluids, rest, tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain can all be helpful. Sometimes antihistamines like zyrtec can make getting secretions loose harder. Some folks feel vitamin c helps, and it likely will not hurt, but no great studies exist. Zinc lozenges may have a role. Get help for worsening shortness of breath, fever, lasts 7-20 days. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause tiny dizzy spells and body motions like sea sickness?

Can lack of sleep cause tiny dizzy spells and body motions like sea sickness?

Maybe: While not sleeping can cause your symptoms, what is causing your insomnia could also be causing the symptoms. It also could be two unrelated problems. Sea sickness type of symptoms is usually inner ear problems, which also could give you a sense of dizziness. Check with your doctor if is not clearing up by now. Most common things, allergies, ear infections. But it also could be other more serious ...Read more

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What are the causes of sleep problems and body aches?

What are the causes of sleep problems and body aches?

Many factors: Body aches, by themselves, can cause sleep problems. Poor sleep is usually due to being aroused from sleep and this is often due to pain from some area of the body.
An over the counter pain medication such as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken one hour before retiring can help alleviate aches while sleeping.
A 'sleep study' can provide more data-see your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Chronic daily headache x 2mos. Worse when standing up. Also have body aches, very poor sleep, & mild blurry vision. MRI 1 yr. Ago normal. Causes?

Chronic daily headache x 2mos. Worse when standing up. Also have body aches, very poor sleep, & mild blurry vision. MRI 1 yr. Ago normal. Causes?

See your doctor.: Viral meningitis comes to mind here, as do a few other conditions. You should see your general doctor and consider a further workup. And MRI may not be enough. ...Read more

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What could cause confusion, anxiety, & body aches all at the same time? Have trouble concentrating, feel really tired, have trouble sleeping.

What could cause confusion, anxiety, & body aches all at the same time? Have trouble concentrating, feel really tired, have trouble sleeping.

Lousy diet: Oxidation (combustion) of food substances provides cellular energy. Too many empty calories, especially all the man made sweet stuff, creates a relative vitamin deficiency like a car with bad spark plugs. Try eating god made food and leave all the sweets alone. ...Read more

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Can brain tumor cause full body aches and twiching also sleep disturbances wake up every 3h did spine MRI neuro blood eyes test all good...?

Can brain tumor cause full body aches and twiching also sleep disturbances wake up every 3h did spine MRI neuro blood eyes test all good...?

Not likely.: This does not fit the typical presentation of a brain tumor. That would be headache, vision change, or even more likely, a gait disturbance. It still might be one, but highly unlikely. More likely, is something like a nerve compression, or seizure, or some other illness. You really should see a neurologist for a full work-up urgently as this can still be serious and result in permanent damage. ...Read more

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What health effects does the lack of sleep cause?

What health effects does the lack of sleep cause?

Many...: Increases anxiety, depresses mood, negatively affect attention and focus, suppresses your body's immunity, negatively affect memory building and many more hypothesized negative health effects. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause a decrease in hunger? I haven't got much sleep lately because of work and my son. And I haven't had much of an appetite

Sleep/Appetitie: Sounds like your demanding lifestyle is really the issue. When we are stressed the first thing to slow down are functions we don't need under emergency conditions such as digestion. Check with your doc, especially if you start to loose weight. Hope things slow down for you. ...Read more

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Can a lack of sleep cause you to have poor eyesight?

Can a lack of sleep cause you to have poor eyesight?

Poor eyesight: People who do not get enough sleep frequently have dry eyes which makes it hard to see. The use of artificial tear drops will help the vision in this situation. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause headached?

Can lack of sleep cause headached?

Sleep Deprivation: Sleep deprivation can cause damage to your body in the short term. Over time, it can lead to chronic health problems and negatively impact your quality of life.

16 Effects of Sleep Deprivation:
http://www. Healthline. Com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause headaches?

Can lack of sleep cause headaches?

Yes: Sleep quantity and quality is important to our overall health. Among other things a lack of sleep can cause or contribute to headaches. ...Read more

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Does lack of sleep cause cataracts?

No: There is no relation between the development of cataracts and sleep patterns. ...Read 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 cause vision distortion?

Can lack of sleep cause vision distortion?

Maybe: If you are exhausted it is possible to have blurry vision. Not really certain what you mean by distortion but it can be difficult to see normally, especially in the night with extreme sleep deprivation ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause my pupils to dilate?

Can lack of sleep cause my pupils to dilate?

Insomnia: Insomnia can cause a hyper arousable state with increased adrenaline which can cause pupillary dilation. ...Read more

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Body Aches (Definition)

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