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Can lack of sleep/no sleep at all cause schizophrenia or trigger it? I know lack of sleep can cause hallucinations and irrational thoughts but can it cause permanent psychosis or does it go away once the person gets enough sleep. I think it goes away once their brain rests. Really what I want to know is my bad insomnia I am having going to eventually make me schizophrenic? I worry about falling asleep at night but don't want to worry about going insane from little to no sleep.
That does seem to help thank you :). So your brain goes back to normal after a good nights sleep? The only reason I am skeptical about all of this is because I decided to research myself and came across this article. Take a look at it. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/252873.php
I am not predisposed genetically to getting schizophrenia. The only mental issue I am dealing with is anxiety and as you can tell I am a pretty big hypochondriac. I tend to make myself think I am going to get any illness and schizophrenia is my "newest" fear. I just worry about losing control over my mentality and sleep controls how you feel so I always stress over getting enough of it if any at all. As long as you tell me insomnia doesn't have any correlation to this disease then that puts me at ease. Besides I'm 21, wouldn't the disease have poked its head out by now considering the onset is age 18-21.
Just wondering who carries schizophrenia risk genes? Is it people with schizophrenia in their family? Writing a research paper in my psych class about it ironically.
Yes of course :) sorry I'm new to this site didn't know how it worked.