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Working the night shift and lack of sleep?

Working the night shift and lack of sleep?

Keep a daily routine: A person who works the night shift can try to re-train his circadian (24-hour) rhythm, to adapt to the new work hours. Have a darkened, quiet bedroom just for sleeping. Aim for 7-8 hours of real sleep, after winding down when off work. Avoid letting activities creep into the sleep time. Lack of sleep is dangerous, causing mistakes in judgement, more errors at work, and car accidents in commuting. ...Read more

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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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Could fatigue, lack of sleep over a month and working on laptops or ipad cause increased floaters in high myopes?

Could fatigue, lack of sleep over a month and working on laptops or ipad cause increased floaters in high myopes?

No -more aware: You most probably have a vitreous floater. The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing your "dirt" floater. In patients with myopia this can happen at an earlier age. Fatigue has nothing to do with fatigue or use of eyes. ...Read more

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Experiencing migraines, dizzy, lack of sleep, muscle tension, not myself also abnormally worried or anxious at work. Working long hours no breaks?

Experiencing migraines, dizzy, lack of sleep, muscle tension, not myself also abnormally worried or anxious at work. Working long hours no breaks?

Anxiety: Your lack of sleep, muscle tension, dizziness and migraines are all contributing to your anxiety.Speak to your doctor for help. You might also want to consider looking for a less stressful job. ...Read more

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Could lack of sleep cause night terrors?

Could lack of sleep cause night terrors?

Sleep Deprivation: can increase risk of having a night terror. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep reduce your life say if you had under 5 hours a night ?

Can lack of sleep reduce your life say if you had under 5 hours a night ?

Sleep deprivation: over time can effect one's mental and physical health. See: http://www.aasmnet.org/Resources/FactSheets/SleepDeprivation.pdf Suggest you see your pcp to rule out medical causes for any sleep difficulties. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Advice having nightmares every other night suffering now with lack of sleep ?

Advice having nightmares every other night suffering now with lack of sleep

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Nightmares, Insomnia: I feel your distress about having nightmares and lack of sleep. Nightmares can have anxiety and fear. They indicate traumatic experience with emotional turmoil and unresolved conflicts. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses of relationships, marriage, separation, parenting, children leaving home, work and finances. Exercise in evening; Breathing Relaxation and Meditation before sleeping. ...Read more

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Why does lack of sleep make me feel so lousy - not just tired, but achy, cranky, not as sharp, etc.? What can I do to get a better night's sleep?

Why does lack of sleep make me feel so lousy - not just tired, but achy, cranky, not as sharp, etc.? What can I do to get a better night's sleep?

Your question: is VERY common....and the results of poor sleeping are those you mention PLUS a number of chronic medical conditions! START with your mattress!! THEN ask your Primary care Doctor (or a Health Tap Consultant using Health Tap Prime!!) for a lesson in SLEEP HYGIENE! Hope this Helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Could my daily headaches be due to lack of sleep from breastfeeding all night ?

Could my daily headaches be due to lack of sleep from breastfeeding all night ?

Yes: Anyone who has breastfed knows that it can be very demanding. Sleep deprivation is common for new moms, especially those who are breastfeeding. Keep breastfeeding, though..It is really the best gift you can give your baby. Get anyone willing to help you to give you a hand so that you can catch up on some sleep. Sleep deprivation can certainly cause headaches and depression. ...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