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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)

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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Can lack of sleep increase your risk of preterm labor?

Can lack of sleep increase your risk of preterm labor?

Not typically: Increased amounts of rest in pregnancy is important. Rest improves uterine perfusion for the fetus and allows your body to recover over the course of the day. Overall, good hydration and nutrition play an important role in all pregnancies. However, difficulty sleeping can be a common complaint in pregnancy. ...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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How come when I don't get enough sleep I have a pooor appetite I know some people have increased appetite with lack of sleep but I have a lack of appetite with less sleep?

Impaired functioning: Sleep is one of the most critical functions your body needs and is critical to all other functions. Poor sleep schedules can lead to physical and psychological health problems. Everyone responds differently but most people, whether they recognize it or not have impaired reaction times and diminished cognitive functioning following poor sleep. Nourish your body with good food regardless! ...Read more

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My lower eyelids seem low. I want to raise them. I can see a bit of the white of my eye. Could be because of previous lack of sleep. Can sleep fix it?

Probably not.: You may be fine and this may just be a normal variant. However, you will need to see an ophthalmologist to determine if there are any problems. For example, the lower eyelid could be pulled down by scarring or trauma, and a thyroid condition can cause the eyelids appear lower. ...Read more

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Heard lack of sleep increases risk of heart disease and cancer.Any meds or vitamins that cancel that effect?More sleep not optional i have a young son

Heard lack of sleep increases risk of heart disease and cancer.Any meds or vitamins that cancel that effect?More sleep not optional i have a young son

Son will grow up: There is no hurry to have more sleep. Your son will grow up soon and sleep through the night and you will make up on lost sleep. There are no serious consequences from lack of sleep, in the short run, except getting sleepy while driving. ...Read more

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Could fatigue, lack of sleep over a month and working on laptops or ipad cause increased floaters in high myopes?

Could fatigue, lack of sleep over a month and working on laptops or ipad cause increased floaters in high myopes?

No -more aware: You most probably have a vitreous floater. The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing your "dirt" floater. In patients with myopia this can happen at an earlier age. Fatigue has nothing to do with fatigue or use of eyes. ...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