What is it?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the amount of sleep hours recommended for adults is 7 hours of sleep each night. Many believe this number varies between people, but it is known that many adults do not get enough hours of sleep. Ongoing lack of sleep is known to affect the person’s function and health. Lack of sleep has a negative impact on the immune system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, the brain and fertility. Causes for sleep deprivation include working in shifts, medical problems interfering with sleep such as depression or sleep apnea, an environment that is not suitable for sleeping and more.

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Additional names

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- Sleep deprivation

Signs & symptoms

Sleep deprivation symptoms may include fatigue, irritability, mood changes, difficulty focusing, weight gain, recurrent infections and a reduced sex drive.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination.


Treatment usually includes education regarding the importance of sleep, behavioral and cognitive therapy such as meditation, sleeping medications, and addressing the underlying cause, if there are any.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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