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Old 02-04-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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Hi it is said that the lack of sleep for a few nights may contribute to psychosis, do you think this is true?

Also I have heard it said that the lack of oxygen to the brain, electrolyte imbalances, lead, mercury, or a selenium deficiency can be other causes of mental imbalances. Just in case someone may benefit these comments have been made to get their levels checked.

 
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Re: psychosis

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Hi it is said that the lack of sleep for a few nights may contribute to psychosis, do you think this is true?
Hello sjb.

I think there is at least some truth to this. It is much more difficult for our minds and bodies to function optimally when we don't get a sufficient amount of quality sleep. I think there has been cases when people hallucinate after not sleeping for a certain period of time.

 
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Re: psychosis

Sleep deprivation has long been tested, and has proven to be very disruptive to many functions of the brain and body. Hallucinations have been reported in many subjects of military testing when sleep deprived.

Introduction or imbalance of chemicals and compounds certainly can have negative effects on brain function and productivity.

So I have to agree with both ideas..

 
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