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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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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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Can lack of sleep reduce your life say if you had under 5 hours a night ?

Can lack of sleep reduce your life say if you had under 5 hours a night ?

Sleep deprivation: over time can effect one's mental and physical health. See: http://www.aasmnet.org/Resources/FactSheets/SleepDeprivation.pdf Suggest you see your pcp to rule out medical causes for any sleep difficulties. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why is lack of sleep really bad for your health?

Why is lack of sleep really bad for your health?

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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What can lack of sleep do to your health?

What can lack of sleep do to your health?

Were to start...: Weight gain, fatigue, memory changes, depression, some firms of anxiety, mood disorders, excess Insulin and Adrenalin secretion, sexual dysfunction, rage tendencies, increase risk for accidental injuries, heart attacks, strokes, loss of job productivity. Should i say more? Sleep is critical for good physical, mental and emotional health. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Hallucination (Definition)

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