6 doctors weighed in:

Does sleep deprivation cause irrational fears?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: It may

Sleep is required to function normally as a human.
Sleep deprivation can cause many side effects including, but definitively not limited to (the list is long), Anxiety, depression, mania, confusion, psychosis, etc. etc.

In brief: It may

Sleep is required to function normally as a human.
Sleep deprivation can cause many side effects including, but definitively not limited to (the list is long), Anxiety, depression, mania, confusion, psychosis, etc. etc.
Dr. John Munshower
Dr. John Munshower
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Dr. Philip Miller
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anxiety

Certainly, sleep sleep deprivation can cause mood swings, which and cause a variety of symptoms.

In brief: Anxiety

Certainly, sleep sleep deprivation can cause mood swings, which and cause a variety of symptoms.
Dr. Philip Miller
Dr. Philip Miller
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Be more specific

First, how many hours of sleep are you getting per night and do you feel refreshed in the mornings from sleep? 2nd, what are your "irrational" fears? Sleep deprivation can definitely cause clouded thinking & altered judgement due to lack of attention and focus to important details if not careful.
But my sense is that you're thinking along some other line so you'll have to specify more information

In brief: Be more specific

First, how many hours of sleep are you getting per night and do you feel refreshed in the mornings from sleep? 2nd, what are your "irrational" fears? Sleep deprivation can definitely cause clouded thinking & altered judgement due to lack of attention and focus to important details if not careful.
But my sense is that you're thinking along some other line so you'll have to specify more information
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine

In brief: It sure cAn

Sleep deprivation cAn play almost any kind of tricks on your mind!

In brief: It sure cAn

Sleep deprivation cAn play almost any kind of tricks on your mind!
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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