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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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Could lack of sleep cause night terrors?

Could lack of sleep cause night terrors?

Sleep Deprivation: can increase risk of having a night terror. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep or lack of exercise cause hair loss?

Can lack of sleep or lack of exercise cause hair loss?

No: No discussion is possible without disclosure of numerous details. There are types of hair loss. Meds and drug/ alcohol use are pertinent. ...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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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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How come a lack of sleep cause a lack of energy?

How come a lack of sleep cause a lack of energy?

Surprised?: That is the normal event. No sleep no energy. We spend 1/3 of our life during sleep to recover. Check with your sleep specialist. ...Read more

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I'm lack of sleep?

I'm lack of sleep?

Sleep: Sleep can be difficult. here are some links you may find helpful http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/insomnia.html, http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/sleep-apnea.html, and http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/restless-legs-syndrome.html. http://mtex.it/a8rrkp8 ...Read more

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Working the night shift and lack of sleep?

Working the night shift and lack of sleep?

Keep a daily routine: A person who works the night shift can try to re-train his circadian (24-hour) rhythm, to adapt to the new work hours. Have a darkened, quiet bedroom just for sleeping. Aim for 7-8 hours of real sleep, after winding down when off work. Avoid letting activities creep into the sleep time. Lack of sleep is dangerous, causing mistakes in judgement, more errors at work, and car accidents in commuting. ...Read more

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Does lack of sleep cause cataracts?

No: There is no relation between the development of cataracts and sleep patterns. ...Read more

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Does lack of sleep lead to increased appetite?

Does lack of sleep lead to increased appetite?

See below: What we know so far is that lack of sleep is associated with obesity. This is related to increase appetite and decreased physical activity due to fatigue. There are also several hormonal pathways altered with the lack of sleep that are being studied recently. The circadian rhythm (the one which tell us whether to be awake or sleep) has been recently linked to obesity with new promising medications. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep affect the brain's performance and memory?

Absolutely!: The symptoms described are very typical of poor quality sleep. If a person has adequate time for sleep, but it is of poor quality, there may be an issue with sleep related breathing. If this is the case, a visit to someone trained in sleep disorders is needed. Even if the problem is lack of time for adequate sleep, better quality sleep can be obtained in less time with treatment. ...Read more

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Is lack of motivation common sign of depression?

Is lack of motivation common sign of depression?

Not just depression: Depression can cause lack of motivation, but there are many other possibilities. Lack of motivation is also a common sign of many other happenings. This is because motivation is a complex and fragile thing. It is subject to a long list of both internal and external forces. Values, belief, as well as previous life experiences all play significant roles. ...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