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Does A Lack Of Sleep Lead To Anemia
No: Both lack of sleep and anemia can lead to feeling tired and fatigued. Anemia is caused by either blood loss, cell destruction or insufficient production. In women, iron deficiency anemia and excessive bleeding during menstruation are the most common causes. Lack of folate (folic acid) and vitamin B12 also cause a different form of anemia. There are also genetic diseases that result in anemia. ...Read more
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
What is the current thinking with respect to stress headaches? I never used to get headaches when I was a kid. In fact, I think that I have only started getting headaches in the last 6 months. Can lack of sleep lead to headaches? If so, why? What about st
Thinning hair: Mostly hereditary, unless u have thyroid problem. ...Read more
Springhill health and medical group posted that lack of sleep can lead to obesity, that is something new to me, how could that be possible?
No, you need sleep: Your body needs a certain amount of sleep to function optimally. This amount varies from person to person but it falls between 7 hours and 9 hours in most people. Less than 6.5 hours of sleep per night is sleep deprivation and can have negative effects on your health. Your body does not adapt to sleep deprivation. ...Read more
Haven't slept in about 47 hours, and I'm curious. What would be the average time limit to start to worry about a lack of sleep?
More importantly: Why are you not sleeping? There are both physical and emotional reasons. Go to your primary care and get evaluated. ...Read more
Lack of sleep: The fact is a good night's sleep is essential for health. However, less sleep can increase hyperactivity, impulsivity and to lower cognitive performance. Lack of sleep also can affect hormones and growth. Following good sleep hygiene will help you to achieve 7-8 hours of healthy sleep. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Yes!: Not being able to sleep may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. Decrease oxygen desaturations puts tremendous stress on major organs particularly the brain and heart. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more
Yes: Varies from person to person but symptoms include daytime sleepiness, lethargy/fatigue, concentration and memory difficulties, elevated blod pressures, anxiety and depression, irritability, etc. Long periods of sleeplessness can be particularly damaging to your heart and brain health. ...Read more
Forever?: It has been studied for years and there is not an actual definitive answer but we do know that it is nearly impossible to make up for sleep loss over time. Sleep deprivation in young children, seems to be perpetuated later and medical issues such as obesity can be seen lifelong, all as result of sleep habits during childhood. ...Read more
Oxidative metabolism: The commonality is due to inflammation, the standard method of body defenses. No inflammation, no healing: too much inflammation = inflammatory disease, the yin and yang of balance that is the nuts and bolts of our physiology. We now know that inflammation is inirtiated from the "computer" that is the lower brain. This is highly sensitive to lousy diet. ...Read more
Not usually: Usually this is a function of genetics and the normal aging process. ...Read more
Head hurts took medicine, hand/feet randomly tingle in the right hand. I'm scared to fall a sleep now is this from a lack of sleep. Help me please!
Complex: You'll need to see someone. May not be serious. Might be stress (common cause of headache and arm tingling in young women). But, certainly could be other things. Details of how your head hurts, where your arm tingles, where you have foot sensory disturbances, what leads you to be frightened of sleep, and how all of this has progressed over time will all influence the possibilities. ...Read more
Yes: Lack of sleep can affect many bodily functions and may increase the stress on the body which, in turn may increase the sensation of pain. Getting a good nights sleep as well as moderate activity during the day can help decrease pain. However, sleeping too much, may make symptoms worse. Most people require on average 7-8 hours of sleep per night. ...Read more
Many reasons: We spend nearly 1/3 of our lives sleeping, and it is actually a complex behavior and an important part of our well being. During sleep many things happen, including neurochemical and neurotransmitter chores, hormonal changes, memory consolidation, and general restorative function. Without these things, mental and physical health degrades. You can go without food much longer without sleep. ...Read more
Indirectly: Some headaches are associated with clenching of the jaw called nocturnal para functional brutism. These nighttime events create tremendous muscle force and activity that can be at play with morning headache symptoms. Find a dentist trained in treating headache pain with a nti devise. ...Read more
Keep a daily routine: A person who works the night shift can try to re-train his circadian (24-hour) rhythm, to adapt to the new work hours. Have a darkened, quiet bedroom just for sleeping. Aim for 7-8 hours of real sleep, after winding down when off work. Avoid letting activities creep into the sleep time. Lack of sleep is dangerous, causing mistakes in judgement, more errors at work, and car accidents in commuting. ...Read more