Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows sleep deprivation impairs stem cells in the cornea

Sleep deprivation, which means getting too little high-quality sleep, is a serious health problem. More than one-third of people in the U.S. report getting less than the recommended minimum of seven hours sleep per night. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sleep deprivation increases serotonin 2a receptor response in brain

The serotonin 2A (5-HT2A) receptor is widely distributed in the brain and plays a critical role in perception, cognition and psychosis. It is also responsible for the psychedelic effects of drugs, such as psilocybin (hallucinogenic ...

Diabetes

Diabetes and menopause

November is National Diabetes Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the particular challenges of diabetes and menopause.

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Sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation, having too little sleep, can be either chronic or acute. Long-term sleep deprivation causes death in lab animals. A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight gain.

Complete absence of sleep over long periods is impossible to achieve; brief microsleeps cannot be avoided.

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