How is paranoia a symptom of sleep deprivation?

1 Answer
Jul 4, 2017

Sleep depravation, especially over time, can lead to many physiological changes in a person including a deep anxiety or fear, the symptoms of paranoia.


Along with physical degradation and problems with thought processes, people experiencing sleep loss are fidgety and edgy. Feelings of anxiety can grow as the loss of sleep is extended.

When the loss of sleep is ongoing, the person may start to think others are being unfair or mean, or out to get them. The sleepless person may respond with anger, or mistrust, thinking the others are doing things contrary to his best interests.

It is always better for you to consider seven to nine hours sleep as important as food and water.

Effects of sleep depravation: