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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 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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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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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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Lack of sleep, lack of memory, headaches, forgetfullness?What can I do?

Lack of sleep, lack of memory, headaches, forgetfullness?What can I do?

A lot!: Not being able to sleep may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. Decrease oxygen desaturations puts tremendous stress on major organs particularly the brain and heart. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more

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Lack of sleep and appetite. Headaches 24/7. Dizziness and lack of balance. Chills. ?

Lack of sleep and appetite. Headaches 24/7. Dizziness and lack of balance. Chills. ?

Anxiety : Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, body pains, headache, dizziness, and parasthesia. Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...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