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Why am I so sensitive to sleep deprivation when other people can pull an all-nighter?

Why am I so sensitive to sleep deprivation when other people can pull an all-nighter?

Human?: Humans werent meant to not sleep. You can train yourself to function when tired, though it is not fun to do, and its still miserable. At 43, I'd say get your rest. ...Read more

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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What are the long-term effects of prolonged sleep deprivation? I sleep 3-4 hours a night and am constantly tired, but am i actually harming myself?

What are the long-term effects of prolonged sleep deprivation? I sleep 3-4 hours a night and am constantly tired, but am i actually harming myself?

Not good: Sleep deprivation decreases daytime alertness, increasing risks of accidents at work and driving, etc. Memory and cognitive function will decrease, making it harder to focus, concentrate, and make decisions. Irritability, anxiety, stress, and chronic pain may result. Medical issues like heart disease, obesity, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, depression, and other mood disorders are more likely. ...Read more

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I was roofied last friday night and looking for advice on whether to see a doctor. Still not feeling completely normal. Maybe sleep deprivation?

I was roofied last friday night and looking for advice on whether to see a doctor. Still not feeling completely normal. Maybe sleep deprivation?

Play it safe(r)!: If you'd feel more confident about your health after seeing a doctor, certainly do it. Also, think about ways you might improve your overall recreational choices to increase the pleasure and decrease the risks. It is possible to find just the right spot on the graph for smart fun. You can be cool w/o being deprived of healthy things like sleep and safe sex is really sexier than dumb sex. Good luck ...Read more

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I had to pull an all nighter last night & got zero sleep. Will the sleep deprivation cause abnormalities on my MRI I had today?White matter lesion?

I had to pull an all nighter last night & got zero sleep.  Will  the sleep deprivation  cause abnormalities on my MRI I had today?White matter lesion?

One night is prob OK: While long-term sleep deprivation can be associated with structural brain changes (C. Liu et al., NeuroReport 2014 25(5):320-3), a single night is unlikely to alter the findings of a structural MRI study. … but it IS likely to alter measures of brain function. ...Read more

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19, sleep deprivation for many years. Could this give me heart disease or dementia in the future? 5-6hrs wake up in night 4hrs 2 gt bk 2 sleep smtimes

19, sleep deprivation for many years. Could this give me heart disease or dementia in the future? 5-6hrs wake up in night 4hrs 2 gt bk 2 sleep smtimes

Maybe: Studies have suggested that chronic insomnia can lead to a various health issues including obesity, depression, heart disease, neurodegnererative disorders, and others. Please see your primary care physician for evaluation of your insomnia. There are effective treatments available. ...Read more

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Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc ?

Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc ?

Psychotherapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxietyor depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc ?

Night terrors: From experience teaching Planned Dream Intervention to over 35,000 people world-wide, I most strongly recommend learning this skill over any medication. When you have disturbing experiences you are going to have unusual or frightening content in your dreams but there is no validity to dream interpretation. My No More Nightmares class teaches clients how to sleep through their dreams-without drugs! ...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