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Sleep Deprivation May Be Undermining Teen Health
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
Subtle but real: The average growing teenager requires 9 hours of sleep to remain healthy, perform well & achieve potential height.Growth hormone comes out in higher quantity during periods of sleep but it is not continuous. Poor sleep habits lead to weakened immunity, poor daytime performance, sleep walking or talking. ...Read more
Can severe sleep deprivation for 13 years cause heart attacks, just curious as i know its not good for your health. This is becoming a big problem now?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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