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Can I reverse effects of sleep deprivation? Chronic sleep deprivation for about 3-4 years. Can I fully recover? I'm 16

Can I reverse effects of sleep deprivation? Chronic sleep deprivation for about 3-4 years. Can I fully recover? I'm 16

Define "recover": You can certainly function better when it comes to activities of daily living, job performance, mental processing, etc. When you get adequate restorative sleep. Depending on the degree of deficit, impairment of physical parameters during a period of growth may or may not be possible. The average 16 yo requires 9 hours of sleep/d with increases based on physical & mental excesses. ...Read more

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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How long will it take for my cognitive functioning and memory to be restored after chronic sleep deprivation (2 years of 4-5 hours of sleep/night)?

How long will it take for my cognitive functioning and memory to be restored after chronic sleep deprivation (2 years of 4-5 hours of sleep/night)?

It may take up: To a month to get more sleep and get some note taking to help remember what you forget/are forgetting on a daily basis. Question is why did you miss the sleep in the first place is due to a job schedule or by choice? ...Read more

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Could sleep deprivation cause an 8 minute long seizure, or is it more likely something medically undiagnosed?

Could sleep deprivation cause an 8 minute long seizure, or is it more likely something medically undiagnosed?

Get checked: You should not be having an 8 minute seizure even if you're sleep-deprived. Get with a competent neurologist and if nothing else turns up, this would be a diagnosis of exclusion. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have constant music playing in my head (24/7) not hallucinations, nor like earworm but constant. Maybe due to chronic sleep deprivation? How to stop

I have constant music playing in my head (24/7) not hallucinations, nor like earworm but constant. Maybe due to chronic sleep deprivation? How to stop

Sleep deprivation: If you have a chronic sleep problem that is the first thing to investigate w/the help of your doctor. Sleep deprivation can impair the quality of your life and bring on other symptoms. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are the effects of chronic sleep deprivation reversible? I have been having trouble sleeping for past 3 years, and can the damage done be repaired?

Are the effects of chronic sleep deprivation reversible? I have been having trouble sleeping for past 3 years, and can the damage done be repaired?

Sleep evaluation: Sleep is essential to health. You need to find out why you cannot sleep. You doctor can help you and give you a referral to a sleep specialist for an evaluation. Talk to your parents about this. Don't rely on caffeine or other substances to keep you wake during the daytime, or substances for sleep at night. ...Read more

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I have chronic sleep deprivation/anxiety can it cause burning eyes/weird vision/fatigue/balance probs?

I have chronic sleep deprivation/anxiety can it cause burning eyes/weird vision/fatigue/balance probs?

Yes, + inattention,: Unsafe driving & other health & safety issues. See your doctor for evaluation & treatment of anxiety & sleep disorder. If you have Shift-Worker Sleep Disorder, your doctor may be able to prescribe Provigil. Please take care of yourself as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is sleep deprivation?

What is sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprivation: Clinically if you voluntarily or by force get less sleep than you are supposed to get at your age. ...Read more

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How do I stop sleep deprivation?

How do I stop sleep deprivation?

A /W Dr. Zimmerman: Sleep Hygiene is Key. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender ...Read more

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How can you treat sleep deprivation?

How can you treat sleep deprivation?

Sleep: Rather than trying to do work arounds - would dedicate solid periods of time to sleep. ...Read more

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What is causing my sleep deprivation?

See a sleep doc: This is a huge question and would entail a detailed history in order to figure this out. See a board certified sleep physician and he/she should be able to help you pinpoint the source (s). ...Read more

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Could I recover from sleep deprivation?

Sometimes need a: Sleep medicine eval. Use good sleep hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light > ...Read more

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What are symptoms of sleep deprivation?

Lack of sleep.: Lack of sleep can lead to v concentration, v effectiveness in learning, fatigue, v concentration, v alertness, & day time sleepiness. Severe sleep deprivation can lead to more serious problems such as psychosis. ...Read more

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How can I cope with sleep deprivation?

By getting the sleep: That your body needs. Use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading. ...Read more

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Do you know anything on sleep deprivation?

Do you know anything on sleep deprivation?

It isn't healthy.: Symptoms of sleep deprivation can include irritability, feeling tired, poor concentration, decreased memory, changes in appetite, poorer ability to handle stress, lack of comprehension with social interactions. In severe cases it can lead to pyschosis! ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything on sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprivation: (ie going without sleep), unless you're sheduled for an EEG, has a generally negative effect on physical health, mood, anxiety, weight control, alertness, driver safety, occupational safety, blood pressure, heart attack, ADHD... the list goes on. Get your 8hrs! Or as close as you can get. If you don't feel rested after a full nights sleep on a regular basis, see ur doc! ...Read more

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How does sleep deprivation affect your eating?

How does sleep deprivation affect your eating?

Sleep deprivation: People who sleep less are more likely to binge eat & snack, due to elevated adrenaline from lack of sleep. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of sleep deprivation?

What are common symptoms of sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprivation: Confusion, muscle aches, malaise, hand tremors, depression, hallucinations, headaches, memory lapses, malaise, sensitivity to cold, bags under the eyes, high blood pressure, irritability, yawning, poor focusing. ...Read more

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Tell me what are symptoms of sleep deprivation?

Decreased brain: Your brain uses sleep to recover and recharge, so anything your brain does is liable to be off. Attention lags, and the ability to process information slows tremendously. Of course you may start drifitng off, as your alertness goes down. Memory is slower, and you make less long term memory from what you learn. The ability to cope and reason go down, and you can become much more irritable. ...Read more

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How can I not get effected by sleep deprivation?

How can I not get effected by sleep deprivation?

You are asking: How to outsmart Mother Nature. Mother Nature is smarter than all of is. Avoid sleep deprivation. All organisms need sleep (including humans). ...Read more

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Can you tell me the basics on sleep deprivation?

Can you tell me the basics on sleep deprivation?

Effects of No Sleep: One of the symptoms of prolonged sleep deprivation is hallucinations (10). This could also be related to the I-function since it is the system that integrates the input from all other areas of the brain. If the neurons composing the I-function become too taxed then the picture in the head that the I-function produces may be more dissimilar from reality than usual. The neurons, under pressure to co ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of sleep deprivation?

Sx's: 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, exacerbation of psychiatric problems and can even lead to psychosis. ...Read more

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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