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Does a lack of sleep lead to anemia?

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

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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 be bad for my anemia?

Can lack of sleep be bad for my anemia?

More tired: Lack of sleep will not affect your anemia- it will not do anything with the level of your hemoglobin. Lack of sleep, however, will make you more tired-especially if you already feel tired to beign with because of your anemia. ...Read more

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Does lack of sleep lead to increased appetite?

Does lack of sleep lead to increased appetite?

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

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Might the body eventually adapt to a lack of sleep?

Might the body eventually adapt to a lack of sleep?

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

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Can a lack of sleep make you put on weight?

Can a lack of sleep make you put on weight?

Calories: Late evening food will increase weight. It is a question of calories, such as bread, rice, potatoes... Eat veg, salad, fruit; that is what the models do - although this is very tough! ...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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How come a lack of sleep cause a lack of energy?

How come a lack of sleep cause a lack of energy?

Surprised?: That is the normal event. No sleep no energy. We spend 1/3 of our life during sleep to recover. Check with your sleep specialist. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of a lack of sleep?

What are the consequences of a lack of sleep?

Sleep deprivation: Short term effects can include feeling tired, irritability, decreased attention & forgetfulness. It can impact one's immune system & mental health. Over time it can contribute to increased blood pressure, heart disease, stress & mental health illnesses. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a lack of sleep going to affect me alot?

Can you tell me is a lack of sleep going to affect me alot?

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

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Can you tell me is a lack of sleep really bad for your health?

Can you tell me is a lack of sleep really bad for your health?

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

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Please answer me. Is a lack of sleep really bad for your health?

Please answer me. Is a lack of sleep really bad for your health?

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

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What is it about a lack of sleep that would make you feel so terrible?

What is it about a lack of sleep that would make you feel so terrible?

Lack of sleep: A lack of sleep does not allow your brain to reset and re-energize. It prevents deeper stages of sleep from occurring, stages that are important for memory consolidation and focus. Thus, you wake up the next day much less refreshed than normal. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more