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  1. You should understand what kind of lack of sleep we are talking about, what causes it, and how you feel during the day. If we speak in general, then these are 1) changes in the emotional background (irritable weakness, reduced emotions or, conversely, sensitivity) 2) benign cognitive changes on the part of memory and attention 3) the presence of vegetative manifestations on the part of the body, there may be somatic manifestations (for example, headache, irritable bowel syndrome) 4) changes in eating behavior. But the pattern of sleep deprivation is very variable, as well as the “consequences” depending on the structure of sleep. Sometimes a person needs 4 hours of sleep. It all depends on a number of factors

  2. Lack of sleep during the day will lead to a decrease in the background mood, concentration, irritability. Further, these symptoms will increase along with drowsiness, excessive fussiness will appear with a deterioration in the accuracy of small movements. After three days, there may be hallucinations, inability to think and solve problems, predict and make decisions. The main danger of such lack of sleep is industrial accidents and road accidents. If after three days of sleep deprivation a person is given the opportunity to get enough sleep, then in the future there will most likely be no consequences.

  3. What is harmful and dangerous about lack of sleep? I will tell you from my own experience.

    During my life, I was lucky enough to be a student, and not just a student, but a medical student. I know firsthand sleepless nights in an attempt to frantically master the training material. My routine was completely out of whack: when I came home from school, I went to bed, woke up in the late afternoon, and studied notes and lectures until morning.

    During the test week and session, I forgot what a full-fledged sleep is for a long,long time, at best I managed to get 4-6 hours of sleep, usually this was limited to a nap on the way to school and back. In these moments, I lived as if on automatic, not quite understanding what was happening to me. My brain didn't think straight, I couldn't even answer basic questions, I forgot the names of my friends and classmates. But surprisingly, in this mode, my memory absorbed information like a sponge, it was enough for me to read the text a couple of times and I could already easily quote paragraphs. However, this information was practically not saved for me.

    During this period of lack of sleep, I could easily forget about eating, I could not navigate in days, weeks and time, then I did not care much, I seemed to be in the role of a spectator and my personality existed by itself. Somehow, without noticing for myself, the test was passed one by one and I returned to reality only after a full, healthy sleep.

    And after such a marathon, I treated my damaged nervous system and stomach. Usually it took me at least a month to recover, or at least just get back to the closest possible state I'd started from. I was accompanied by constant panic attacks, I was afraid of every rustle, I could be afraid of a “suddenly” person who appeared despite the fact that I was expecting him to appear. I was constantly bleeding from the nose, and this alternated with terrible runny nose and stuffy nose. I had feelings of lack of air, severe shortness of breath from which I wanted to climb the wall (hyperventilation syndrome). I'm not even talking about the constant tremor of the hands, irritability and depression.

    It is quite possible that I did something wrong, but I only had enough for 3 courses. And I still feel the consequences of this experience, and it's been 2 years, of course, the nervous system has suffered. Because of the slightest experience, I get shortness of breath again and suffer from nasal congestion. The panic attacks sometimes come back to me. I don't know how much longer it will take to recover, but I won't repeat this again and I don't advise anyone. Our health is the same and we need to protect it, and the coveted diploma is not an indicator of education, knowledge and skills. For myself, I decided-you can work on yourself and develop outside the walls of an educational institution)

    Good luck to all)

  4. In short, nothing serious. I haven't had any regimen in years. About once a week, I spend two days without sleep. At most, I stayed awake for a week (to be fair, I'll say that during this time I dozed several times for 2 hours somewhere). From the consequences – after a day and a half of wakefulness, attention begins to be lost, the reaction drops, the desire to sleep(literally – the eyes close) is interspersed with periods of extraordinary vigor, as if I had a good night's sleep, but literally for a couple of hours, then again. Intellectual load is difficult. After the second day, I advise you to avoid making serious decisions at all, their adequacy will be extremely doubtful, then your short-term memory begins to disappear, you forget what happened just an hour ago, and your sense of time is lost. After you do fall asleep, the first time you get up, you won't get enough sleep, no matter how much you sleep. But then it will pass, after a few hours I usually return to normal. The longest time I slept was two days after almost three days of driving without a break

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