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What are the long term damages of sleep deprivation ?

I am a 16 year old boy. i usually only get about 3-5 hours asleep a day. i am always sleepy and this has been going on for years. Even if i sleep for hours, i wake up still felling sleepy. i want to know what the long term damage will be if this keeps going on
Asked On : Mon, 13 Jun 2011
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
If the problem persists for a long time, then you need to take it very seriously as sleep deprivation can cause a lot of physical and pschological problems. To start with, you can follow a good sleep hygiene like sleeping everyday at same time, avoiding exercise and tea/coffee before sleep, not using bed for other activities like studying/net surfing etc. If these simple methods dont work, you need to consult a psychiatrist and get expert advise after thorough evaluation.
Answered: Thu, 23 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
Normally one should get 8 hours sleep.
if you sleep well you will be fresh for whole day.
less sleep will produce lithargy,fatigue,effect on you duty.
go for bed early,wear loose clothes,take your dinner early.
to get good sleep do physical exercise.
ok and bye.
Answered: Mon, 13 Jun 2011
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