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.
I have just had this bad bout of sleep anxiety where I worry about not getting enough sleep will cause me to eventually become mentally ill. So even with severe cases of insomnia, once sleep is found the person is back to normal functioning?
Sorry to bother you but could you take a look at this article. This was the main reason I was concerned. http://www.bris.ac.uk/news/2012/8943.html
Yeah I agree. If this article were true I feel like there would be a lot more cases of schizophrenia developing considering insomnia is pretty prevalent.
Hey Ryan, last little question. Regarding that article about poor sleep and schizophrenia, do you think they are referring to people who are already susceptible through genetics or environmental factors that are going to develop this illness through lack of sleep, such as people who would have already gotten it? Sorry if I'm being a little repetitive I'm just trying to wrap my head around this fully.