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Can lack of sleep for days cause symptoms that can mimic dementia in elderly? (hallucinations & delusions)

Can lack of sleep for days cause symptoms that can mimic dementia in elderly? (hallucinations & delusions)

Absolutely: Yes, it's dangerous. If it's that bad, you must see a doctor to get it treated. Hallucinations aren't just fun and games. They can cause you to do dangerous things. Lack of sleep is quite unhealthy and can cause severe problems if it goes on for too long. ...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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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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Lack of sleep has what effects on matabolism?

Lack of sleep has what effects on matabolism?

Probably slow it: Lack of sleep does no good to any part of your body. Though different people respond differently to different stresses, after a prolonged lack of slewed your metabolism would probably slow down, though nothing is known for certain. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep make me sick?

Can lack of sleep make me sick?

Yes.: Sleep deprivation is common tactic for breaking prisoners of war. After day or two of no sleep you may start feeling very poorly and hallucinate, judgement goes on holiday and coordination suffers. Some believe that chronic sleep deprivation leads to decreased longevity and increased susceptibility to a variety of ailments, but I do not know if this has been validated. Lots of confounders. ...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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Hallucinations (Definition)

Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been ...Read more