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1.7. Is sleep deprivation dangerous?




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This article is from the Dreaming FAQ, by "Lars Rune Foleide" larsrune@sf.telia.no .

1.7. Is sleep deprivation dangerous?

Yes. REM deprivation: Increased frequency of occurrence, duration and
intensity of REM. Increase in seizure threshold, and progressive rise
in heart rate. Increased activity, food motivation and sexual
behavior. No major emotional problems.

Delta sleep-deprivation: Prolonged sleep deprivation (+48 hours)
results in severe mental disturbance, attention deficit, withdrawing,
visual complaints, hallucinations and time distortion. After 5 days
you may even end up in a mental institution.



 

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