SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT SLEEP DEPRIVATION AND THE PROBLEMS IT CAN CAUSE…

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Some facts about sleep deprivation and pain.

What is sleep deprivation?…

According to the Sleep Association – Sleep deprivation is defined as not obtaining adequate total sleep. When someone is in a chronic sleep-restricted state they’ll notice excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, clumsiness, and weight gain or weight loss. In addition, being sleep-deprived affects both the brain and cognitive function.1

Interestingly, there’s a subset of cases whereby sleep deprivation can actually lead to an enhanced mood, alertness, and increased energy. Note that relatively few studies have compared the different effects between chronic partial-sleep restriction and acute total sleep deprivation, and the total absence of sleep over long periods of time has not been studied in humans. That being said, long-term total sleep deprivation resulted in death in lab animals.



Many Fibromyalgia and chronic pain sufferers say they feel lucky if they get 5 hours of sleep a night.

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