Sleep Disorders
All About Sleep Disorders
Who is Affected By Sleep Disorders
Who Treats Sleep Disorders
What Happens At A Sleep Lab
Types of Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
What is Sleep Apnea
What Causes Sleep Apnea
Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea in Children
What is Insomnia
What Causes Insomnia
Treating Insomnia
Sleep Walking
What is Sleep Walking
What Causes Sleep Walking
Treating Sleep Waking
Hypersomnia: Daytime Sleepiness
What is Hypersomnia
What Causes Hypersomnia
Treating Hypersomnia
Sleep Paralysis
What is Sleep Paralysis
What Causes Sleep Paralysis
Treating Sleep Paralysis
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
What is REM Sleep
What Causes REM Sleep
Treating REM Sleep
What is Narcolepsy
What Causes Narcolepsy
Treating Narcolepsy
Restless Leg Syndrome
What is Restless Leg Syndrome
What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome
Treating Restless Leg Syndrome
What are Nightmares
What Causes Nightmares
Treating Nightmares
What is Snoring
What Causes Snoring
Treating Snoring
Sleep Deprivation
What is Sleep Deprivation
What Causes Sleep Deprivation
Treating Sleep Deprivation
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What are Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What Causes Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Treating Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Dentistry and Sleep Disorders
Dentists’ Role in Managing Sleep Disorders
Dental Treatments for Sleep Disorders
Advantages of Dental Treatments
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Sleep Deprivation is lacking the proper amount of sleep for your body and brain to process normally.  Sleep Deprivation affects 95% of people worldwide.  Sleep Deprivation can cause slurred speech, irritability, weight gain slow reaction time and depression.  It is a highly common medical issue.   Some people have mild forms of sleep deprivation and sleep problems which can include a variety of issues such as nightmares to more common sleep disorders which can impact your health, school performance, work performance and in fact, relationship performance.

What is Sleep Deprivation

Deprivation is lacking the proper amount of sleep for your brain and body to function normally.  Sleep Deprivation affects 95% of people worldwide, and usually goes undiagnosed.  Any one of the other sleep disorders on this website, including insomnia, sleep apnea and snoring likely results in Sleep Deprivation.   

Sleep Deprivation is lacking the proper amount of sleep for your body and brain to process normally.  Sleep Deprivation affects 95% of people worldwide

Causes of Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation is caused by a number of factors, which can be categorized as: lifestyle issues, health related issues, medication issues, and clinical sleep disorders.  If you believe you have Sleep Deprivation, it is important to consult with your doctor to determine what the cause of your Sleep Deprivation is, in order to properly treat it.

Treating Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation that persists over a long period of time should be addressed by a sleep disorder physician.  As we have discussed sleep deprivation is a sleep disorder that can be caused by conditions unrelated to specific sleep disorders including your lifestyle, medicines you may be taking or an unrelated medical condition.  Sleep Deprivation may also be caused by one of the specific sleep disorders we have referenced above which include: sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep paralysis, snoring, nightmares, restless leg syndrome, REM sleep disorder, narcolepsy, sleepwalking, hypersomnia and circadian rhythm sleep disorders. 




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