Sleep loss can cause PSYCHOSIS (hallucinationing, hearing voices, paranoia, believing things that aren't true, doing what the "voices" tell you to do, fake memories, "movies" playing in your head alot where ALL THESE SYMPTOMS COMBINE to play out a "movie" in your mind, etc.).
DOCTORS know about PSYCHOSIS but wont volunteer the info UNLESS YOU ASK SPECIFICALLY.
All I had was CHRONIC sleep loss from various medical conditions GOING AT ONCE ("hot flashes" from menopause, sleep apnea, being "upset" at night also contributed to it because I got INSOMNIA)!!!
My MISTAKE was going to a MENTAL DOCTOR for these MENTAL SYMPTOMS, so they MISDIAGNOSED me as: bipolar & schizophrenic.
It took me 6 YEARS to FIGURE OUT what happened!!
thank you for reading this.