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sleep deprivation

Posted by rjlockhart37 on December 20, 2017, at 13:02:00

i've had sleep depriation before, but i read an article that insomnia and sleep deprivation increase dopamine levels in the brain, it's doing it to keep the systems going because there exhausted, like what the body when it has a fever, there's a virus or some contagion in body, and it pumps the body tenpeture to high levels aka fever in response. But this is a study i found: it is pretty acurate, when i had sleepless nights, the next day i was more harsh, and forced into being awake
http://www.sfn.org/Press-Room/News-Release-Archives/2008/One-Sleepless-Night-Increases-Dopamine-in-the-Human-Brain

this is good clip, shows exactly how you usally act with sleep deprivation, this episode dopamine levels were increased to fight fatigue, you can see defiantly see your awake but forced to keep going on duty, with no rest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8-917vo9C8

 

Re: sleep deprivation rjlockhart37

Posted by Tony P on January 17, 2018, at 20:38:17

In reply to sleep deprivation, posted by rjlockhart37 on December 20, 2017, at 13:02:00

I've experienced the mood boost from sleep deprivation -- it used to be an acknowledged treatment for depression -- and when I was younger I could tolerate quite a bit of sleep loss and still cope.

Now, as I get older, and maybe as my depression changes gears, if I am sleep-deprived I get into a peculiar state where I feel incapable of decision making or leaving the house to do anything. If I push myself at that point, I risk a severe anxiety attack.

Modafinil has helped me a good deal with this in the past; if I'm sleep deprived or I've got my biological clock out of synch, I can function quite well on 100 mg modafinil, which the manufacturer calls an "alertness-enhancer". I believe it boosts NE and also some dopamine; its effects are complex pharmacologically, and still being unravelled afaik.


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