How many illnesses are related to stress or lack of sleep?

Many. When you don't get enough sleep, your body produces more stress hormones and isn't able to fight off illness as well as you do when you are rested. Increased stress and decreased sleep lead to an increased risk of many infections, depression, high blood pressure, and even heart attacks and osteoporosis.

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I have experienced anxiety attacks nearly every night, lack of sleep and acid reflux (never had before). Stress, general anxiety disorder, ibs, gerd?

Need evaluation. You need a comprehensive evaluation. New onset of reflux is not necessarily related to anxiety. Ibs includes other symptoms you do not mention. Gad is a chronic maladaptive response to stress and stress is inevitable. There could also be other physical conditions and your doctor needs to know about any drug or alcohol use as well as any prescribed or otc medications. Read more...

Is it possible that weight loss be a possible consequence of stress or lack of sleep?

CERTAINLY. Stress and lack of sleep cna cause weight loss in some people, but so can other thinngs. It would be wise to eliminate the possible physical causes and then get help with the way you're dealing with stress - and possibly the cause of it. When you've been trying alone for a time, getting some help makes sense. Therapists are often helpful with stress difficulties. Read more...

Wife have pain on the right side behind her ear. Tried tension headaches. I'm thinking stress, or lack of sleep. Best way to treat this is how?

Time of headache. Few people wake with a muscle tension headache or get awakened by a muscle tension headache. Avoid light and loud noises, basically all stimulus. If she wakes with headaches i would be thinking more than muscle tension though they also can be very painful. Read more...
Could be TMJ/TMD. This could be a case of tmj/tmd. There are several other symptoms associated with TMJ and you should research and consider getting to a dentist or TMJ specialist. Read more...

Can my fibromyalgia episodes be triggered by lack of sleep or stress?

Associated. ? Relation of Fibromyalgia, FM, "flare" & sleep-loss/stress. Unrefreshing sleep, a common FM symptom, begets daytime fatigue/depression/frustration/anxiety. FM sufferers oft have restless sleep interrupted by pelvic &/or back &/or shoulder pain intensified lying down; as injured joints torque & stress soft tissues. Soft mattress & bedtime Cannabis for soporific & analgesic effects often helps. . Read more...

What vitamins supplement needed for stress and lack of sleep?

No magic pill. Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to make up for bad habits that causes all sorts of stress on their body. The truth is that a healthy lifestyle with proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and prevention of disease supplements should be used to make up for a deficiency in your diet or imbalance in your system. Read more...

How does stress and lack of sleep make you overeat?

Complex biochem. Haven't figured out the details of biologic pathways (neural, hormonal) yet. Likely affects stress hormones, ghrelin, leptins, serotonin, dopamine, other brain and neurotransmitters. Nevertheless, lack of sleep assoc w/ simple sugar intake, xs calorie intake and weight gain. So is late-night shift work. Get rest, relax the mind (stress reduction techniques, meditation), exercise, mindful eating. Read more...