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I have chronic sleep deprivation/anxiety can it cause burning eyes/weird vision/fatigue/balance probs?

I have chronic sleep deprivation/anxiety can it cause burning eyes/weird vision/fatigue/balance probs?

Yes, + inattention,: unsafe driving & other health & safety issues. See your doctor for evaluation & treatment of anxiety & sleep disorder. If you have Shift-Worker Sleep Disorder, your doctor may be able to prescribe Provigil. Please take care of yourself as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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My right eye won't look up and is very sore. I can get it to focus if i try but it hurts. What should I do? I spent a long weekend that included sleep deprivation. I looked in the mirror a even through my double vision i can see that my left eye looks up

My right eye won't look up and is very sore. I can get it to focus if i try but it hurts. What should I do? I spent a long weekend that included sleep deprivation. I looked in the mirror a even through my double vision i can see that my left eye looks up

Double vision: You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine why your eyes don't move normally. This could be due to an inflammatory process in the eye socket, thyroid related eye disease, a mass in the eye socket or a neurological problem like myasthenia. ...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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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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How can I cope with sleep deprivation ?

How can I cope with sleep deprivation ?

By getting the sleep: That your body needs. Use good sleep hygiene. 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. Try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading. ...Read more

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Do you know anything on sleep deprivation?

Do you know anything on sleep deprivation?

It isn't healthy.: Symptoms of sleep deprivation can include irritability, feeling tired, poor concentration, decreased memory, changes in appetite, poorer ability to handle stress, lack of comprehension with social interactions. In severe cases it can lead to pyschosis ! ...Read more

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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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What are common symptoms of sleep deprivation?

What are common symptoms of sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprivation: Confusion, muscle aches, malaise, hand tremors, depression, hallucinations, headaches, memory lapses, malaise, sensitivity to cold, bags under the eyes, high blood pressure, irritability, yawning, poor focusing. ...Read more

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How long without sleep is considered sleep deprivation ?

How long without sleep is considered sleep deprivation ?

Go to sleep: It is not like there is a cut and dry number that determines when you are in sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation occurs when an individual fails to get enough sleep. The amount of sleep that a person needs varies from one person to another. Most adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night to feel alert and well rested. Teens need about 9 hours, children 9 or more depending on their age. ...Read more

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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