Bad habits can cause many sleep problems. Health issues of all kinds can effect sleeping. Lack of exercise or stress are common problems as well. 2. How does alcohol affect sleep?
An example of primary insomnia might be shift work insomnia where a person may well be attempting to sleep at times when their body clock tells them they should be awake. There are numerous subtypes of primary insomnia including; psychophysiological insomnia which is a form of anxiety-induced insomnia caused by a worry about getting a lack of sleep, idiopathic insomnia which is a lifelong sleeplessness and sleep state misinterpretation where people sleep adequately but feel they do not. Supporting evidence include Smith’s study where patients with insomnia were studies, as well as a control group of normal sleepers and they were studied for 3 nights with whole brain scans conducted on the third night. Patients with insomnia showed consistent and significant decreases in blood flow compared to good
Mark Solis Professor Blua Health Education June 5, 2014 Narcolepsy Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that affects the control of sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness and intermittent, uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep during the daytime. These sudden sleep attacks can occur during any type of activity at any time. In a typical sleep cycle, we initially enter the early stages of sleep followed by deeper sleep stages and ultimately REM sleep, which is the deepest sleep on endures. For those suffering from narcolepsy, REM sleep occurs almost immediately in the sleep cycle. It is in REM sleep that we can experience dreams and muscle paralysis, which explains some of the symptoms of narcolepsy, like the most common, immediately
| Sleep is one of the important dimensions toward health and wellness and not getting enough of it can have negative consequences. Sleep deprivation happens for many reasons; intentional and unintentional reasons. Often it is a sleeping disorder that causes the deprivation. Things like work, hobbies, television, or parties are activities people generally tend to put extra time towards, which could result in sleep deprivation. They are events we intentionally put forth time and effort even when it is cutting into our sleep time, though at times they are unintentionally overlapping into our sleeping.
(Chrysalis, 2010) People presenting them self to a therapist with a stress condition may or may not know they are being affected by stress, they may not recognise that they difficulties they are presenting with whether they be a stand-alone condition such as hypo stress, or in some way interlinked with each other such as panic attacks brought on by another form of stress. The most common symptoms to recognise in a client would be- * Psychological changes- such as depression or anxiety they client may or may not know what the specific cause is; also states of confusion and lack of concentration, time management skills and lack of motivation are common. * Sleep disturbances- stress can cause insomnia as well as poor quality of sleep such as waking in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to
Outline and Evaluate one explanations of sleep disorders Narcolepsy is caused by disruption of sleep wake cycle, where sufferers fall asleep randomly, often whilst engaging in some kind of activity. It is a long-term neurological condition that disrupts normal sleeping patterns which affects 1 in 2000 individuals. The two main symptoms are excessive daytime sleepiness and episodes of cataplexy which is loss of muscular control which often happens when laughing. Other symptoms include sleep paralysis and hallucinations, both experienced when falling asleep and waking up, and disturbed night-time sleep. Narcolepsy usually begins in adolescence and the type of severity of symptoms vary from person to person and may either worsen or improve with time.
AO1 Neural: The neural explanation of sleepwalking suggests that sleepwalking is caused by immaturity of neural circuits in the brain causing the brain to be in a different state than normal sleepers. This is demonstrated by Olivero who found that sleepwalking is more frequent in children because the inhibitory system is underdeveloped, so that insufficient quantities of GABA allow motor activity (GABA is released during in normal sleepers to prevent
If the abuse is particularly serious and they feel there no way out of it they may deal with it in more drastic ways like trying to take their own life. It may result in serious anxiety and depression which is going to stay with them for the rest of their lives. Major Long-Term Medical Symptoms of Physical Abuse may be insomnia. Insomnia is when someone has difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Insomnia is a common problem for people that suffer or have suffered from physical abuse.
When deciding to take on the role of caretaker, certain problems have been known to arise. Assuming the role of caretaker can pose a threat physically and emotionally to a person. Caregivers suffer in the forms of “sleeplessness, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and impaired immunological responses that result in increased use of psychotropic drugs” (Marziali, Elsa, et al. 2005: 376). Author Jo Danna describes caretaker suffering to come in the forms of discouragement of being unable to stop the disease from progressing even with one on one care, resentment of the energy, time and money spent, self-loathing because of losing patience with an Alzheimer’s sufferer who means no intentional harm, frequent sicknesses such as colds or headaches, lack of time for oneself and the things one enjoys, cutting oneself off from friends and other family members to put the patient first, and severe depression due to a combination of these factors(90).
Over and above, sleep withdrawal has a serious impact on reducing attention and short-term memory, this also has a role in what gets saved as a long-term memories. Effectively, sleep helps both the conversion of a short-term memory into long-term one and the reconsolidation of existing long-term memories. Thus, sleep helps cement the things we have learned during the day into long-term memory. Some evidence also says that dreams can also discard unnecessary experiences that we don’t think about during the day and considered