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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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Can a lack of sleep cause poor concentration?

Can a lack of sleep cause poor concentration?

Sleep deprivation: Definitely people who sleep an average of less than 6 hours per night operate like someone legally drunk and the risk of accidents doubles. ...Read more

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I have seizures, they had stopped. Haven't been on any anti-convulsants. Lately, I've been very restless in my sleep, slight auras, with a headache throughout the day, poor concentration & periodic confusion. Could this be a relapse? No Dr. currently

I have seizures, they had stopped. Haven't been on any anti-convulsants. Lately, I've been very restless in my sleep, slight auras, with a headache throughout the day, poor concentration & periodic confusion. Could this be a relapse? No Dr. currently

See a physician soon: What you are describing is quite possibly seizures and post-seizure experiences ("ictal" and "post-ictal" events) of which you are unaware. A neurologist can go over these events as well as understand better your past medical/seizure history and correlate whether there are requirements for additional testing, and therapeutic intervention if appropriate. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause headaches?

Can lack of sleep cause headaches?

Yes: Sleep quantity and quality is important to our overall health. Among other things a lack of sleep can cause or contribute to headaches. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause headached?

Can lack of sleep cause headached?

Sleep Deprivation: Sleep deprivation can cause damage to your body in the short term. Over time, it can lead to chronic health problems and negatively impact your quality of life. 16 Effects of Sleep Deprivation: http://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body ...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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Can u get headaches from lack of sleep?

Can u get headaches from lack of sleep?

Indirectly: Some headaches are associated with clenching of the jaw called nocturnal para functional brutism. These nighttime events create tremendous muscle force and activity that can be at play with morning headache symptoms. Find a dentist trained in treating headache pain with a nti devise. ...Read more

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Why do headaches occur with lack of sleep?

Why do headaches occur with lack of sleep?

Headache Triggers: Half of patients in a migraine study reported sleep disturbance as a trigger and those who get fewer than six hours sleep a night report more frequent and severe headache symptoms. Why? It is known that during Stage 3&4 deep sleep endogenous opioids called endorphins and anti-inflammatory substances are secreted. Melatonin is produced during normal sleep cycles and effectively treats migraines! ...Read more

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Random thoughts and evening headaches and lack of sleep. Why?

Random thoughts and evening headaches and lack of sleep. Why?

We need more info: To know what may ba causing your sleeplessness and thoughts. What are you worrying about? ...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


Poor Concentration (Definition)

Unable to focus on the task of driving and being easily distracted ...Read more