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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Can you tell me anything on sleep deprivation?

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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 dont feel rested after a full nights sleep on a regular basis, see ur doc! ...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


Dr. Shariq Refai
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What is sleep deprivation?

Dr. Shariq Refai
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What is sleep deprivation?

Not sleeping.: not sleeping enough.

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Dr. Michael Amster
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Tell me what are symptoms of sleep deprivation?

Dr. Michael Amster
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What are some common symptoms of sleep deprivation?

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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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Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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What are common effects of sleep deprivation?

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Google: Check on google it is not healthy to have it. ...Read more

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Dr. R Sangal
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How does sleep deprivation affects the activities of daily living?

Dr. R Sangal
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How does sleep deprivation affects the activities of daily living?

Sleepiness: Sleep deprivation (not getting enough time in bed) leads to daytime sleepiness and fatigue, with difficulty staying awake during the day. It also caused decrease in concentration and memory. 7-8 hours of sleep every night is necessary for most people, but most people no longer get it and are chronically sleep deprived. ...Read more

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How do i stop sleep deprivation?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Which types of health problems can sleep deprivation cause?

Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Lots: Studies have linked chronic sleep deprivation to everything from anxiety/depression to diabetes, obesity, hypertension, stroke, memory loss and fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What would be potential harmful effects of sleep deprivation?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What would be potential harmful effects of sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprivation: 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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What is sleep deprivation?

Dr. Dharamsi Shah
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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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