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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What is Sleep Deprivation



Sleep 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 likely results in Sleep Deprivation. Sleep deprivation can cause slurred speech, irritability, weight gain, slow reaction time and depression. Mild forms of Sleep Deprivation may occur due to occasional nightmares, but for people with chronic sleep disorders like insomnia or sleep apnea, sleep deprivation makes daily life incredibly difficult. 

Sleep Deprivation, like other sleep disorders, will probably affect you at one point in your life.  Sleep Deprivation can be brought on from stress at work or a traumatic event, like loss of a loved one. Sleep schedules can also be disrupted by medication or recreation use of drugs and alcohol.  Even your diet and lifestyle choices (like lack of exercise) can contribute to Sleep Deprivation, which can cause other medical problems.  Sleep deprivation disrupts leisurely and work activities, and can put a strain on personal relationships.

A wide variety of treatment options are available for sleep disorders, but ignoring sleep disorders can be dangerous and costly.  Lack of sleep can lead to serious medical issues including heart disease, hypertension, and depression.  If you believe you are suffering from Sleep Deprivation, or any other sleep disorder, it is important to contact a doctor for more information on how to manage sleep disorders.  

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