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Sleep deprivation

A new born baby is a common cause of sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation can occur when we don't get enough sleep, or enough good quality sleep. This can leave us tired, irritable and unable to concentrate. On this page, Marianna Kilburn our Sleep advisor explains the symptoms and causes of sleep deprivation.


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  • Naijah's photo avatar
    Naijah — 01.03.2018 02:16
    I've been awake for 15days and I'm concerned about some swelling in my arms and feet and some tingling


    • Marianna 's photo avatar
      Marianna — 01.03.2018 11:15
      Hi Naijah, 15 days without sleep can have serious implications on your health, so with that in mind, I would suggest that you seek medical advice as a priority from your Doctor or local hospital.


  • Godwin kanife's photo avatar
    Godwin kanife — 03.11.2017 09:30
    I have been having sleeping problems for over one year now.I tried various prescritions from my doctor but not working.


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      Marianna — 06.11.2017 09:54
      Hi Godwin, thanks for your message. Sorry to hear you’ve been struggling with sleep for a long time. Do you have any clues as to why you may have had these problems e.g. a period of stress? Did your GP give you any further advice, presuming you have been back a few times if you had tried various prescriptions? I am attaching a link to another sleep pages which offers some suggestions to help:


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