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Does lack of sleep increase my pain?

Does lack of sleep increase my pain?

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

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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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My chronic lack of sleep is causing concentration problems. What can I do?

My chronic lack of sleep is causing concentration problems. What can I do?

Get some sleep: As simple as that sounds, that is what you need to do. I would strongly recommend you speak with your family doctor or a psychiatrist about your difficulty with sleeping if you have tried developing healthy sleep habits (e.g., no caffeine, dark restful enviro., relax tech) those have been ineffective. Most communities now have sleep labs available if your doctor can't find an effective treatment. ...Read more

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Does sitting and doing nothing all day affect my sleep and does lack of exercise and other activity affect my mental well bein?

Does sitting and doing nothing all day affect my sleep and does lack of exercise and other activity affect my mental well bein?

Age 16: What you present troubles me greatly. Something is definitely bothering you and I strongly recommend that your family sets up an appointment with a Psychologist. Do not delay! ...Read more

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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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What does it mean when you have a constant knot in your stomach and loss of apetitte and nauseous feeling with lack of sleep ?

What does it mean when you have a constant knot in your stomach and loss of apetitte and nauseous feeling with lack of sleep ?

It sounds like you..: ..May be very stressed out. Please see your doctor to make sure there is no underlying physical cause for this. If s/he finds nothing, then consider seeking counseling to learn strategies to deal with your stress. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep impair my eyesight?

Can lack of sleep impair my eyesight?

Not really: But when you are really tired you might get a little blurriness if doing close work or staring at computer screens all day . It's never good to be sleep deprived! ...Read more

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What is it? I have fatigue, decreased energy level and headache (quality: occurs at the same time of day, pressure or fullness, throbbing)

What is it? I have fatigue, decreased energy level and headache (quality: occurs at the same time of day, pressure or fullness, throbbing)

Tyroid: That's what it sounds like , Hypothroid.. This is a condition characterized by fatigue, decreased energy level and headache. To be certain you should consult with a primary care physician. To rule out other causes such as heart disease, sodium content, etc. ...Read more

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What health effects does the lack of sleep cause?

What health effects does the lack of sleep cause?

Many...: Increases anxiety, depresses mood, negatively affect attention and focus, suppresses your body's immunity, negatively affect memory building and many more hypothesized negative health effects. ...Read more

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Does Poor Nutrition and Lack of Sleep cause a Small Head Circumference?

Does Poor Nutrition and Lack of Sleep cause a Small Head Circumference?

Unlikely the issue: Head size is usually determined by genetic factors from one or both parents..In some, brain abnormalities or syndromes that result in poor development of the brain structures will result in less natural push to create a larger skull.These patients are significantly impaired. ...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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What could decrease your quality of sleep?

What could decrease your quality of sleep?

Many things: There is a long list of things that can decrease sleep quality, some being lifestyle & some medical: stress, caffeine, bad mattress, sleep apnea, insomnia, the list goes on. Sleep apnea is one of the most common medical causes. If you are having difficulty with sleep, talk to your dr about your options. There are doctors who specialize in sleep disorders & can do sleep studies to find the cause. ...Read more

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Could a lack of eating and my meds (lithium and paxil) and heat could have caused my migraine and vomitting. Lack of sleep too cant miss that?

Could a lack of eating and my meds (lithium and paxil) and heat could have caused my migraine and vomitting. Lack of sleep too cant miss that?

Yes: Dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities are common with Lithium if adequate fluids and food intake is not maintained. However other medical problems could cause similar symptoms ...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