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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