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Sleep Deprivation Insomnia
What's the likelihood i could get psychosis from sleep deprivation? I've had insomnia from depression and haven't slept properly in about two months.
Unlikely: Profound sleep deprivation can lead to psychosis with hallucinations, but would require several days without any sleep. However, if you have an underlying manic depression risk, two or three days without sleep could precipitate a manic episode. Otherwise, you will have cognitive impairment from partial sleep deprivation, and risk for falling asleep while driving etc; more fatal than psychosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more
How dangerous is sleep deprivation and why? I'm just really curious, and also, what is the difference between insomnia and sleep deprivation?
Insomnia vs. Sleep Deprivation? I have periods off and on of little or no sleep, but I hear that being sleep deprived can kill? 19, f, anxiety/depres.
Insomnia is not: likely to kill anyone but it can make life very difficult. Nature eventually takes over and you will sleep. Please see your doc. Ask about low dose melatonin, and natural sleep aid. Look at your lifestyle. Do you work shift work? Do you consume a lot of stimulants? Something on your mind that you can discuss w/someone? Peace and good health. ...Read more
Chronic insomnia (not total sleep deprivation) doesn't cause psychosis or hallucinations does it? I have a huge fear of going crazy (ocd) and this worries me a lot because i've had trouble sleeping .
Are the effects of chronic sleep deprivation reversible? I have been having trouble sleeping for past 3 years, and can the damage done be repaired?
Sleep evaluation: Sleep is essential to health. You need to find out why you cannot sleep. You doctor can help you and give you a referral to a sleep specialist for an evaluation. Talk to your parents about this. Don't rely on caffeine or other substances to keep you wake during the daytime, or substances for sleep at night. ...Read more
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