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I've started getting migraines, speech problems, and memory loss. I haven't slept well in months. Could it be sleep deprivation? How do I fix it?

I've started getting migraines, speech problems, and memory loss. I haven't slept well in months. Could it be sleep deprivation? How do I fix it?

Possibly: Sleep deprivation as a possible migraine trigger is a realistic concern. The broader and probably more impotant question is why aren't you sleeping well. That may be the cause of not just sleep deficit, but also the migraine and other issues you describe. See your physician. Maybe also a psychologist/psychiatrist. If you know why you aren't sleeping well, address that with them. Good luck. ...Read more

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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How do I fix sleep deprivation? I've been sleeping more but all my problems (speech problems, memory loss, migraines) have still been getting worse.

How do I fix sleep deprivation? I've been sleeping more but all my problems (speech problems, memory loss, migraines) have still been getting worse.

Exercise: Exercise and waking up at the same time every day are great ways to regulate and enrich your sleep cycle. Biofeedback can be effective for migraines and possily sleep. ...Read more

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What is sleep deprivation?

What is sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprivation : Clinically if you voluntarily or by force get less sleep than you are supposed to get at your age. ...Read more

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How do I stop sleep deprivation?

How do I stop sleep deprivation?

A /W Dr. Zimmerman: Sleep Hygiene is Key. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender ...Read more

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How can you treat sleep deprivation?

How can you treat sleep deprivation?

Sleep: Rather than trying to do work arounds — would dedicate solid periods of time to sleep. ...Read more

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What is causing my sleep deprivation?

See a sleep doc: This is a huge question and would entail a detailed history in order to figure this out. See a board certified sleep physician and he/she should be able to help you pinpoint the source(s). ...Read more

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Could I recover from sleep deprivation?

Could I recover from sleep deprivation?

Sometimes need a: Sleep medicine eval. Use good sleep hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light > ...Read more

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What are symptoms of sleep deprivation?

Lack of sleep.: Lack of sleep can lead to v concentration, v effectiveness in learning, fatigue, v concentration, v alertness, & day time sleepiness. Severe sleep deprivation can lead to more serious problems such as psychosis. ...Read more

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How can I cope with sleep deprivation?

By getting the sleep: That your body needs. Use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading. ...Read more

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Do you know anything on sleep deprivation?

Do you know anything on sleep deprivation?

It isn't healthy.: Symptoms of sleep deprivation can include irritability, feeling tired, poor concentration, decreased memory, changes in appetite, poorer ability to handle stress, lack of comprehension with social interactions. In severe cases it can lead to pyschosis! ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything on sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprivation: (ie going without sleep), unless you're sheduled for an EEG, has a generally negative effect on physical health, mood, anxiety, weight control, alertness, driver safety, occupational safety, blood pressure, heart attack, ADHD... the list goes on. Get your 8hrs! Or as close as you can get. If you don't feel rested after a full nights sleep on a regular basis, see ur doc! ...Read more

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How does sleep deprivation affect your eating?

How does sleep deprivation affect your eating?

Sleep deprivation: People who sleep less are more likely to binge eat & snack, due to elevated adrenaline from lack of sleep. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of sleep deprivation?

What are common symptoms of sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprivation: Confusion, muscle aches, malaise, hand tremors, depression, hallucinations, headaches, memory lapses, malaise, sensitivity to cold, bags under the eyes, high blood pressure, irritability, yawning, poor focusing. ...Read more

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Tell me what are symptoms of sleep deprivation?

Decreased brain: Your brain uses sleep to recover and recharge, so anything your brain does is liable to be off. Attention lags, and the ability to process information slows tremendously. Of course, you may start drifitng off, as your alertness goes down. Memory is slower, and you make less long term memory from what you learn. The ability to cope and reason go down, and you can become much more irritable. ...Read more

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How can I not get effected by sleep deprivation?

How can I not get effected by sleep deprivation?

You are asking: How to outsmart Mother Nature. Mother Nature is smarter than all of is. Avoid sleep deprivation. All organisms need sleep (including humans). ...Read more

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Can you tell me the basics on sleep deprivation?

Can you tell me the basics on sleep deprivation?

Effects of No Sleep: One of the symptoms of prolonged sleep deprivation is hallucinations (10). This could also be related to the I-function since it is the system that integrates the input from all other areas of the brain. If the neurons composing the I-function become too taxed then the picture in the head that the I-function produces may be more dissimilar from reality than usual. The neurons, under pressure to co ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of sleep deprivation?

Sx's: Sleep deprivation can ^ risk for fatigue, irritability, v concentration, diminished memory, ^ infection rate, ability to tolerate stressors, blurring of vision, v energy level, ^ micro-sleeps, weight gain, exacerbation of psychiatric problems and can even lead to psychosis. ...Read more

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How long without sleep is considered sleep deprivation?

Go to sleep: It is not like there is a cut and dry number that determines when you are in sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation occurs when an individual fails to get enough sleep. The amount of sleep that a person needs varies from one person to another. Most adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night to feel alert and well rested. Teens need about 9 hours, children 9 or more depending on their age. ...Read more

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Can sleep deprivation affect the quality of your eyesight?

Perhaps: Some people report that long-term stress, sitting for hours in front of their computer screens day in and day out, and chronic sleep deprivation have made their eyes worse. For the most part, the scientific literature does not tend to support that claim, but there are some who would say that you need to take as good care of your eyes as you do of the other parts of your body. ...Read more

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What are good ways to test yourself for sleep deprivation?

What are good ways to test yourself for sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprived: When you are sleep deprived you feel tired, sleepy, drowsy, having headache, lack of motivation, unable to concentrate, frequently forgetting things, unable to stay attentive, then you will be irretable and not interested in talking or social life. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sleep deprivation?

Deprivation: 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 done in lab setting. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

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