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How do sleep disorders affect the body?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Sleep disorders can affect the body in many ways. If you are not getting adequate sleep, you may feel very tired during the day. You may also feel irritable, have trouble concentrating or remembering things, and get headaches. Sleep disorders can also cause stress and anxiety, and can even lead to a weakened immune system, which may lead to illness.

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