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What causes lack of sleep and hair loss?

What causes lack of sleep and hair loss?

Hair Loss: Hair loss can be due to many causes. I bet the lack of sleep and the hair loss are symptoms of something else going wrong internally. Get in and get this checked out. Hope this helps. ...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


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What's the cause of lack of sleep?What's the primary method to get more sleep?

What's the cause of lack of sleep?What's the primary method to get more sleep?

Insomnia: Start with looking at your sleep hygeine. Go to bed and rise at the same time each night and morning. Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, and relaxing, not too hot or  cold. Avoid caffeine. Avoid large, late meal. Make sure your bed is comfortable and use it only for sleeping. Physical activity may help, but not too close to bedtime. If your doing all these things and not sleeping see your doc. ...Read more

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What can cause dizzyness, lack of sleep normally get 6 hrs now maybe 4, muscle spasms, hyperactive?

What can cause dizzyness, lack of sleep normally get 6 hrs now maybe 4, muscle spasms, hyperactive?

Concerning: I don't see much about any chronic health problems, but given your age, i would take these symptoms seriously enough to see your doctor for an evaluation. Possible causes range from simple (ex caffeine) to more involved (ex metabolic problems, hormonal problems, more). Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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What could cause dizziness, lack of sleep, some confusion, very anxious, migrains. Had inner ear infection loss of hearing yrs ago. Feeling frustrated?

What could cause dizziness, lack of sleep, some confusion, very anxious, migrains. Had inner ear infection loss of hearing yrs ago. Feeling frustrated?

Multiple Symptoms: It is important to see your doctor to assess your medical conditions, then consult a mental health professional who can help you with your anxiety and how to reduce your overall tension levels. Try to use the anti anxiety app for daily supportive help. My best. ...Read more

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What could be causing lack of sleep and when I do sleep i'm exhausted even though i slept for 8 hours?

What could be causing lack of sleep and when I do sleep i'm exhausted even though i slept for 8 hours?

Insomnia: There are many causes of insomnia. These include anxiety disorders, stress, environmental issues (noise, light, work schedule, etc...), specific sleep disorders such as restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea. Ptsd can cause insomnia and nightmares. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hello docs! can you tell me what could be causing lack of sleep and hair loss?

Hello docs! can you tell me what could be causing lack of sleep and hair loss?

A major stress: that started 4-5 months ago -takes 4-5 m. for hair to grow out after roots break with severe stress- emotional or physical and now with depression wake up can't return to sleep;awaken in am not wanting to do anything; irritable;tearful ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of what are the causes of lack of sleep?

Would like to have explanation of what are the causes of lack of sleep?

Insomnia: Many. Secondary insomnia can be related to stimulant use such as caffeine/alcohol/nicotine/amphetamines. Withdrawal from sedatives such as opiates, antibiotics such as fluoroquinolone, hormonal such as menopause, pain, restless leg syndrome, stress, medical such as hyperthyroidism, brain lesion, sleep disorders, poor sleep hygiene such as noise, psychiatric such as ptsd or anxiety. ...Read more

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What health effects does the lack of sleep cause?

What health effects does the lack of sleep cause?

Many...: Increases anxiety, depresses mood, negatively affect attention and focus, suppresses your body's immunity, negatively affect memory building and many more hypothesized negative health effects. ...Read more

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How to deal with mental inpairment caused by lack of sleep?

How to deal with mental inpairment caused by lack of sleep?

See a doctor: Some people need more sleep than others, but not enough sleep for anyone can be detrimental to one's health. Irritability, lack of focus, accidents, heart problems, lack of sex drive, weight gain, forgetfulness among many symptoms. If you suffer from lack of sleep, see your doctor whom may suggest a sleep study and a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause a decrease in hunger? I haven't got much sleep lately because of work and my son. And i haven't had much of an appetite

Can lack of sleep cause a decrease in hunger? I haven't got much sleep lately because of work and my son. And i haven't had much of an appetite

Sleep/Appetitie: Sounds like your demanding lifestyle is really the issue. When we are stressed the first thing to slow down are functions we don't need under emergency conditions such as digestion. Check with your doc, especially if you start to loose weight. Hope things slow down for you. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause headached?

Can lack of sleep cause headached?

Sleep Deprivation: Sleep deprivation can cause damage to your body in the short term. Over time, it can lead to chronic health problems and negatively impact your quality of life. 16 Effects of Sleep Deprivation: http://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body ...Read more

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Could lack of sleep cause nausea?

Could lack of sleep cause nausea?

Yes: Physiologically, lack of sleep is able to cause the headache, lack of energy, and even depression. In addition, there are some other effects. You have to be care about your sleeping pattern since it is can cause serious effects. Those effects include the acute muscle pains, headaches, nausea, and dizziness. These are the most concrete effects which you can directly feel after two successive nights ...Read more

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How come a lack of sleep cause a lack of energy?

How come a lack of sleep cause a lack of energy?

Surprised?: That is the normal event. No sleep no energy. We spend 1/3 of our life during sleep to recover. Check with your sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause headaches?

Can lack of sleep cause headaches?

Yes: Sleep quantity and quality is important to our overall health. Among other things a lack of sleep can cause or contribute to headaches. ...Read more

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Can a lack of sleep cause you to have poor eyesight?

Can a lack of sleep cause you to have poor eyesight?

Poor eyesight: People who do not get enough sleep frequently have dry eyes which makes it hard to see. The use of artificial tear drops will help the vision in this situation. ...Read more

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Is it true when you have lack of sleep it can cause early death? Im 17 yrs old and i have lack of sleep

Is it true when you have lack of sleep it can cause early death? Im 17 yrs old and i have lack of sleep

Lack of sleep: does not in and of itself cause early death. Lack of sleep has a negative impact on physical and emotional health. Please see your doc to identify or rule out medical conditions. Then see a mental health professional to learn ways to sleep better. Please do not use medication only, but learn strategies to help the root cause. Stop work/computer at lest 1 hr. prior to bed. NO screens in room. ...Read more

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Is it common for lack of sleep to cause anxiety? I havent been getting as much as id like because my son and work. I have a history of anxiety

Is it common for lack of sleep to cause anxiety? I havent been getting as much as id like because my son and work. I have a history of anxiety

Very much so!: Both anxiety and depression result from sleep loss. And if this question is about yourself may I suggest psychotherapy? Medications alone will not do it. Meds and therapy are the best combination. ...Read more

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Does lack of sleep cause cataracts?

No: There is no relation between the development of cataracts and sleep patterns. ...Read more

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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