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Does Constant Lack Of Sleep Lead To Cataracts
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, which should normally be clear. Cataracts are usually painless and develop slowly, causing a gradual worsening of vision. Cataracts will affect the vision of most individuals by the time they are at the age of 75, but risk factors speeding up their development include diabetes, too much exposure to UV light (sunlight), ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 and vitamin B12 also cause a different form of anemia. There are also genetic diseases that result in anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I only have time to sleep a few hours each night due to heavy schoolwork/job. How do I manage with this constant lack of sleep?
Time Management: You are describing "sleep deprivation", which, in the long run, is bad for you, affecting your ability to make good life decisions for yourself. I collected a couple of articles on time management here: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/sh/ffdd7d6c-18d8-4fea-814f-fe89a07e3355/56478897c116434d8030f49e983f879a An excellent book in the subject is the "First Thing First" book by Stephen Covey. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hard to answer: In just 400 characters. Stress definitely contributes to headaches either as a trigger for migraines or simply due to muscle tightness in jaws or neck. lack of sleep can cause headache as can disrupted sleep with obstructive sleep apnea (probably a combination of muscular and more central pain mechanisms.) Sometimes headaches like yours just go away. ...Read more
I am worried about my chronic lack of sleep due to constant pain. I am trying to get some relief but in the meantime I've been averaging an hour of sleep per night for over three weeks. What are the health implications of this?
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?
Could lack of sleep cause an elderly person to talk constantly, saying random words and phrases even if no one is in the room?
Sleep deprivation is when either consciously or unconsciously you are not allowing your body enough time for sleep. Typically in adult normal time is 6-8 hours. There are some people that require more (> 10 hours). Sleep deprivation can take another form in the type of selective deprivation such as rem sleep deprivation. Typically this may be med induced or ...Read more
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