Doctor insights on:
Lack Of Sleep And Farting
Yes: Sleep deprivation is a method of torture. Without sleep, your brain cannot recover some important chemicals necessary for life. But it really takes a lot of sleep deprivation to kill you in a biological sense. The most likely scenario is a car accident because of a delayed reaction time or even falling asleep at the wheel. 24 hours of not sleeping = illegal blood alcohol level for driving. ...Read more
Insomnia: Many. Secondary insomnia can be related to stimulant use such as caffeine/alcohol/nicotine/amphetamines. Withdrawal from sedatives such as opiates, antibiotics such as fluoroquinolone, hormonal such as menopause, pain, restless leg syndrome, stress, medical such as hyperthyroidism, brain lesion, sleep disorders, poor sleep hygiene such as noise, psychiatric such as ptsd or anxiety. ...Read more
Yes: Physiologically, lack of sleep is able to cause the headache, lack of energy, and even depression. In addition, there are some other effects. You have to be care about your sleeping pattern since it is can cause serious effects. Those effects include the acute muscle pains, headaches, nausea, and dizziness. These are the most concrete effects which you can directly feel after two successive nights ...Read more
Yes: Any physical or emotional stress, if significant, can affect your immune system. This includes lack of sleep, anxiety, emotional distress, etc. If you are having difficulty sleeping, try 20-30 minutes of exercise a couple of hours before bed. Melatonin is also a safe otc supplement that helps some people adjust their day/night cycle. ...Read more
Not unless,,,: ...it was also accompanied by clouded thinking in general, physical exhaustion, or some of other symptom of you not having gotten any or enough sleep. If this is an isolated symptom then, I wouldn't be quick to blame it on a simple lack of sleep which in your age group happens with regularity. See your doctor for more guidance especially if this interferes with your function. ...Read more
Opportunity: There are multiple ways. First, at night while watching tv and being bored, you're more likely to snack and take in extra calories. In addition, sleep triggers a hormone, leptin, that gives the feeling of satiety and decreased hunger. So getting less sleep makes you chronically more hungry. ...Read more
Of course: Sleep is something to do with energy regeneration. Mild loss of energy in the limbic system of the brain causes it to become irritable. Since that part of the brain initiates our emotions they beome more easily evoked and exaggerated. High calorie malnutrition will do the same. I see it all the time, particularly in kids and I think that it is the cause of much troublre in our culture. ...Read more
Complex biochem: Haven't figured out the details of biologic pathways (neural, hormonal) yet. Likely affects stress hormones, ghrelin, leptins, serotonin, dopamine, other brain and neurotransmitters. Nevertheless, lack of sleep assoc w/ simple sugar intake, xs calorie intake and weight gain. So is late-night shift work. Get rest, relax the mind (stress reduction techniques, meditation), exercise, mindful eating. ...Read more
Lack of sleep increase level of hormone called ghrelin and decrease of leptin level in the body.
Stress and lack of sleep increase cortisol hormone in the body.
Affects moods negatively, eating behaviour and fat metabolism.
Regular good night sleep of 7-8 hours daily, relaxation, healthy diet, exercise are countering factors one may want to consider. ...Read more