FAQ - Sleep Deprivation
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how to stay glowing during sleep deprivation period?


i haven't been having enough sleep since one week ago because it's now my exams and assignments period, and it's going to last for another two weeks! I could tell my complexion has gone worse.. just wondering what do you do to maintain the glow of your face? and also get rid of the dark eye circles and eye bags? (brand of products, foods, little secrets etc - except for the idea of applying foundation and concealor) Plus there are little bumpy things popping .. i hate sleep deprivation but this is the crucial period for my semester! please help! thanks!
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1. Take a break at night to wash your face. This should instantly make your skin feel refreshed.

2. If you can't wash the face, wipe your face with Clearasil Acne Fighting Clensing Wipes.

3. Afterwards, dab some overnight cream under your eyes and cheeks. I love Dove Energy Glow Night Cream. Works grreat on my dark under-eye circles! Consider getting Hylexin if your dark circles are heavy duty. I've also dabbed some of the night cream on the outlines of my lip because it give my lips a hydrated look...I just try hard not to lick it off....

4. Taking vitamins at night an hour before i go to sleep for me somehow works better. I take two Prenatal vitamins and two Biotin supplements. I've noticed an improvement in my skins elasticity....and a have slightly begun to feel like i have more energy to burn and i no longer need to take a lunch nap.

5. I go to sleep for 7-9 hours. I know this is more than what you can afford but try to get as much sleep as possible.

6. In the morning, make time to wash face and apply a sunless tanner. I recommend Dove Energy Glow for Face.

7. Keep make up simple....stick to mascara, some powder and a pretty lipgloss in sheer pink or tangerine. If you need some color dab some cream blush on your cheeks and highlight your eyes with a shimmery eyeshadow pencil.

8. Drink water through out the day. Set a goal to drink 100 oz. a day.

9. Eat fruits and vegetables. Stay away from sugars and candy. Also stay away from greasy foods that can make you feel sluggish.

10. SMILE!!!  (+ info)

how do you make sleep deprivation more tolerable?


other then sleeping of course. it's finals week and to finish the things I need to in order to get through this semester I can't get nearly adequate sleep. so I'll have to be pretty sleep deprived for about the next week, but what can I do minimize the effects of sleep deprivation? I just don't want to feel miserable and be completely unable to think. I drink a considerable amount of caffeine, but I think that in the long run that makes me even more tired and miserable. anything you can recommend?
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herb tea  (+ info)

can longterm sleep deprivation lead to being forever tired later in life?


would this be considered a sleep disorder, medical or psychological?

I've had dark circles under my eyes for almost my entire life... I went through alot of abuse as a child, which more often than not occured at night, so I never had proper sleep. can this add up over time? and if so, what can sleep deprivation or sleeping disorders overall affect your health?
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i belive it could i heard 1sleepless nnight can take up to a week to recover with normal sleep so many sleepless nights i think it could happen  (+ info)

how long before i get hallucinations from sleep deprivation?


hi there, i'm a college student trying to cram for finals week and for the past two night's in a row, i have slept only four hours and now i'll be spending this night with no sleep at all and possibly tomorrow night as well.

i've heard that hallucinations typically begin to occur with sleep deprivation around the third or fourth day, but i'm curious...with the low amounts of sleep i've gotten previous nights, can anyone predict when i'll start having hallucinations?

has anyone ever tried this? how dangerous is this?
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they should be starting just about....NOW!

Marylin Manson loves sleep deprivation so of course it couldn't be dangerous. You won't see him in the bathroom mirror for at least 3-4 hours of deprivation, so don't worry. Remember DO NOT operate heavy machinery or enter public restrooms while hallucinating AND whatever you do, be sure to stay clear of ANYTHING with soy lecithin. Good luck and next time buy a personal planner before finals.  (+ info)

Stupid ass question but would sleep deprivation and starving of nutrients hurt a fetus?


This is a stupid question but id just like to know would starving and sleep deprivation lower your chances of a fetus growing and developing?
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it will hurt the mother -the fetus is like a parasite. it's well protected & lives off of the host (mother).  (+ info)

What does sleep deprivation do you your body and health?


Just curious I don't get the recommended amount of sleep for a 17 year old. I probably on average get 6 hours of sleep.
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There are so many roads it can lead to... for me it was poor eating habits leading to heavy weight gain, and depression from too much stress.  (+ info)

What effect can sleep deprivation have on my brain?


I have, intentionally and unintentionally, been deprived of sleep for several months now. I also suffer from depression. I believe this may have an impact on my grades.

It's weird, though. I feel like a total mess in the morning when I get little to no sleep, but I don't feel much different when I do get sufficient sleep.

I am able to concentrate in my classes to some degree, but I often find my mind drifting off and thinking about the multitude of problems that have pilled up in my life.

It's very frustrating because I often have to put in a great deal of effort to study for a test when some people don't spend much time studying and do way better in tests than I do. I know that depression may cause memory loss, but I just don't know if that's really the problem.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
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here's webmd's big bunch of articles on sleep deprivation:

http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/sleep-disorders-overview-facts

however, your problem seems to stem more from stress over school. i suggest if you start talking to someone about it, be it a school councellor, a good friend, or perhaps an older relative who may have gone through the same thing or can otherwise empathize. if it gets really bad, maybe you should seek professional help.

yeah, head shrinkers have a bad connotation to go along with them, but when your whole world seems like a better place, when problems don't seem so unmanageable anymore, etc. etc. they'll be worth it.

or perhaps you could look into yoga and or getting professional massages.

also about your observation that not getting a lot of sleep feels the same as getting a "normal" amount, it's not so much the amount of sleep, but rather the quality of sleep. forgive me if i digress, but sometimes when i go to sleep and have something important to do the next day, i can sometimes wake up at that precise time without the aid of an alarm. you could be doing the same thing to yourself, but much more often and much more powerfully. before you go to bed, even if you get enough sleep, the stress you put upon yourself to do whatever you have to do the next day could prevent you from fully shutting down and going into the much more restful REM sleep.  (+ info)

How does sleep deprivation cause a lack of energy?


In terms of physiology and biochemistry, why does a lack of sleep cause a lack of energy?

Yes the body and brain need time to rest and recuperate, but how exactly is this related to energy?
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Sleep Apnea - Symptoms And Causes - The Breathing That Stops In The Night Affecting over 18 million American, sleep apnea is a rather serious sleep disorder which causes your breathing to be continuously interrupted throughout the nighttime of sleep.

Your breathing may be interrupted for as little as 10 seconds and up to a minute or longer. Goodness! With sleep apnea, it is no wonder that you wake up feeling as if you've been beat to within an inch of your life.


In order to get breathing again after a period of apnea, your brain kicks in to wake you up causing you to start breathing again. This cycle can repeat itself hundreds of time during any given period of sleep.

Stealing your sleep and your oxygen, when sleep apnea is left untreated it can worsen and can lead to other health conditions such as cardiovascular disease. It can become so severe that it literally threatens your life.

Now that should make you take of running to visit your healthcare provider!

Of course, the most clear cut sign of sleep apnea is a constant feeling of grogginess during the daytime. If you suffer with sleep apnea, you may find yourself falling asleep frequently during the daytime hours. It makes perfect sense because if you have sleep apnea you never fall into the deepest and most restorative sleep leaving you feeling exhausted.

Other symptoms found in sleep apnea include awakening during sleep gasping or choking, profuse sweating, unusually loud snoring and even startling yourself awake frequently as you try to catch your breath.

You may also find that you have a tough time concentrating or focusing on the day's activities. Sleep apnea can cause you to wake in the morning with a dry mouth, a sore throat, and even a pounding headache. Sleep apnea can also lead you to wild mood swings, depression and even weight gain.

With sleep apnea the muscles located in the back of the throat relax and obstruct the airway cutting off your breath. Because the muscles in the back of the throat also support the uvula, the tonsils and the tongue itself any of these can also become an obstructive source. This is the most common type of apnea and is called obstructed sleep apnea.

Less common, is central sleep apnea in which there is no actual mechanical obstruction but rather the brain is incapable of sending the necessary instructions to the appropriate muscles to work to breath.

A combination of these two types of apnea is known as Mixed Apnea.

There are many factors that are thought to cause your sleep apnea. Let's face it men, if you are male and over the age of 40, then you are at the highest risk. Sorry! Ladies, at least you get a little break on this high risk. Obesity, smoking, sedative use, alcohol use, enlarged tonsils, adenoids or even mechanical problems with the tongue, nasal septum, or vocal cords can all cause you to develop sleep apnea.

The causes of sleep apnea and the symptoms that you develop are varied and life-style altering. Deep depression and isolation can result. But you can make a decision to do something differently and you can learn to actively live with your diagnosis of narcolepsy.
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What are the side effects of sleep deprivation? How much sleep should i have?


I am 22, i work 40 hours a week, and i'm also taking 3 courses this semester. I have about 4-6 hours of asleep every night. Will i be developing any sleeping disorders if i have this much sleep a night. How many hours of sleep should i get for my age? What is healthy?
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You should get a good 6-8 hours, however the quality of sleep is as important as how long.

Sometimes, when a person is under alot of stress, sleep can become irregular.

I had problems falling asleep, and was precscribed medication, and then I had heard about Stemulite, which is all natural health supplement. There is a daytime and nighttime formula that is a binary formula to help maximize the benefits.

In the nighttime formula, is an all natural ingredient by the name of melatonin, which helps you fall asleep deeply. This enables REM sleep, where a person can wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on a new day.

I decided to just take straight melatonin, and it never worked as well as the Stemulite did, and that is in part of the manufacturing of Stemulite, which was made by a doctor.

You can visit http://powerofstemulite.com to learn more and download your free report.
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What medical condition would have deliberate sleep deprivation as a symptom?


Not a fear of sleeping as such, but not an inability to sleep. Just an unwillingness to sleep at all at night.
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This could be a symptom of some mood-altering antidepressants.

Many tricyclic antidepressants happen to suppress REM sleep, providing additional evidence for a link between mood and sleep. Similarly, tranylcypromine has been shown to completely suppress REM sleep at adequate doses.

Sleep deprivation is a form of torture and if it is self-induced than I imagine it can be very painful. I would recommend seeing a doctor if you are experiencing it.  (+ info)

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