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Doctor insights on: Sleep Deprivation In Teens With Late Night Study Habits

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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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Is sleep deprivation damage reversible? I've been 2 months extremely deprived (sleeping for 3-5 hrs per night).Is this entirely reversible? Im 17 y/o.

Is sleep deprivation damage reversible? I've been 2 months extremely deprived (sleeping for 3-5 hrs per night).Is this entirely reversible? Im 17 y/o.

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Yes, it is reversible. Your psyche will do triple time w/REM sleep to make up for the loss of dreaming eventually. ...Read more

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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

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How long will it take for my cognitive functioning and memory to be restored after chronic sleep deprivation (2 years of 4-5 hours of sleep/night)?

How long will it take for my cognitive functioning and memory to be restored after chronic sleep deprivation (2 years of 4-5 hours of sleep/night)?

It may take up: to a month to get more sleep and get some note taking to help remember what you forget/are forgetting on a daily basis. Question is why did you miss the sleep in the first place is due to a job schedule or by choice? ...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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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 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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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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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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What are side effects of sleep deprivation?

What are side effects of  sleep deprivation?

Lots: Exhaustion, fatigue, poor school or job performance, impaired social function and hurting relationships, increased traffic accidents, more illness, less raises, higher depression rates, more alcohol and drug usage just to name the most common. Lots of money is spent due to sleep deprivation each year. ...Read more

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After sleep deprivation binged on donuts. Why?

After sleep deprivation binged on donuts. Why?

See below: Probably because you binge on donuts at other times. Binge eating is always bad for it is exactly like choking a car engine, resulting in incomplete combustion of gasoline. The brain requires a high rate of oxygen consumption and when it is impaired by high calorie malnutritrion it gives you unusual reactions. See my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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What are some good sleep deprivation techniques?

What are some good sleep deprivation techniques?

To avoid it?: 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 scent. ...Read more

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What type of diabetes leads to sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprivation: Diabettes is caused by sleep apnea not the other way around. You should get a sleep test and see if you have sleep apnea and then chose cpap, surgery or oral sleep appliance. ...Read more

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What happens to the body during sleep deprivation?

What happens to the body during sleep deprivation?

Agree w Dr. Aragona: 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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