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Sleep Deprivation - Complications (Including but not Limited to)
  • Impaired Daytime Alertness and Function

  • High blood pressure

  • Impaired Immune System

  • Morning Headaches

  • Dry Mouth upon awakening

  • Impaired Memory Consolidation

  • Impaired Physical Performance

  • Depression

  • Severe Anxiety

  • Impaired Executive and Cognitive Functioning

  • Short term memory loss

  • Intellectual and Cognitive deterioration

  • Mood changes

  • Shortened Lifespan

  • Temperamental behavior

  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

  • Snoring

  • Poor job performance

  • Witnessed Apneas

  • Restless Sleep

  • Impotence

Health / Medical Complications of Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Memory Issues - during sleep, your brain forms connections that help you process and remember new Information. Lack of sleep can negatively impact both short and long-term memory.
Mood Changes - sleep deprivation can make you moody, emotional, and quick-tempered. Chronic sleep deprivation can affect your mood and lead to anxiety or depression, which may escalate.
Weekend Immunity - too little sleep weakens your Immune system's defenses against viruses like those that cause the common cold and flu. You're more likely to get sick when you're exposed to those germs.
Trouble with Thinking and Concentrating - Your concentration, creativity, and problem-solving skills aren't up to par when you don't get enough rest.
Accidents - being drowsy during the day can Increase your risk for car and work accidents and injuries.
Poor Balance - lack of sleep can also affect your balance and coordination, making you more prone to falls and other physical accidents.
Risk of Diabetes - lack of sleep affects your body's release of insulin. People who don't get enough sleep have higher blood glucose levels and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
High Blood Pressure - If you sleep less than five hours a night, your risk for high blood pressure.
Weight Gain - with sleep deprivation, the chemicals that signal to your brain that you are full. As a result, you're more likely to overindulge even when you've had enough to eat.
Low Sex Drive - people who don't get enough sleep often have lower libido. In men, this decrease in sex drive may be due to a drop in testosterone levels.
Risk of Heart Disease - Sleep deprivation may lead to increased blood pressure and higher levels of chemicals linked to inflammation, both of which play roles in heart disease.

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