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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

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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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

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


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