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Brain damage and problems cause by lack of sleep

Hello, I am a 17 years old teen, and I have been addicted to computer games and manga since I was 13.

My mum started working when i am 13, and there is nobody to stop me from
using my com.

Basically my life went like this everyweek:

Not sleeping for 2 days before sleeping around 7 hours the next night

For example,
I woke up on 7 am sunday morning, I will be glued to my computer until monday 7am before i went to school, then I will go back to my computer and sleep at around 12am.

Then i will wake up at 7.

Though i will sleep around 10 hours from friday to saturday....

Not only that, I only eat junk food like instand noodle and chips during this 5 years , i have never did any exercise and my grow sprout is only like 4 cm

Recently I have realise something is terribly wrong with me.

I am the shortest guy no in my class at 165cm, a height that I was already at since I was 13,
and I am not able to process math, physics, memory work as well as my peers and my writing ability become chaotic like this.

I have really regreted my decision.

I have read on internet that not enough sleep will demage brain permanantly and my brain will never be able to recover to develop like everyone else.
This really worry me as I have already not getting enought sleep for aroudn 5 years.
I have also read that not enough sleep will also make me shorter then I am supper to be, that's the reason I am a 5'5 (165cm) while my parent is 6'5 and 6'6

May I know what I can do now to help myself?
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replied October 3rd, 2012
it is your brain cells that are not comprehending well cause your body needs rest if u keep on doing this u might kill yourself bro.u needs some rest.and a balance diet cause junk food can lead to diabetes and lack of vitamins etc......
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replied December 20th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Gadgets when starting to compromise daily activity and routine comes under addiction umbrella and needs rehab and supportive care. Vocational and out door activities help.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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