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Hallucinations From Lack Of Sleep
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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