While many parents claim that they know there children’s sleeping patterns and make sure they get enough sleep, more than one half (56%) of adolescents say they get less sleep than recommended. Many teens claim they get to bed on time but the quality of sleep is horrible. Many factors contribute to this weather
When asked how they thought they did, the sleep deprived group reported to have had a higher level of concentration and an increased level of effort. In reality the sleep deprived group performed worse than the non-sleep deprived group and there was a noticeable increase of fatigue and confusion. So in reality, staying up late cramming doesn’t help but actually hurts our academic success.
Outline and evaluate one or more explanations for sleep disorders (24 marks) Some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental, social and emotional functioning. Insomnia can cause problems with sleep patterns and in particular difficulties falling asleep or maintaining sleep. Some people who have very little sleep suffer no ill consequences and so a diagnosis of insomnia is not based on the number of hours slept but when the resulting daytime fatigue causes severe distress of impairs work, social or personal functioning for more than one month. Insomnia may be either secondary or primary. Secondary insomnia is when insomnia is caused by a psychiatric or medical disorder and is therefore often a symptom instead of another disorder.
Later School Start Times Most students that go to school in the morning look like they just rolled out of bed and can appear to still be in a state of sleep. As the day continues, some students will remain just as drowsy and others report bouts of sleepiness occurring randomly throughout the day. The question lies, however, in whether or not this tiredness is due to the early start time that the majority of schools enforce. Considering biological explanations and adolescent sleep patterns combined with the general pulls and demands of society on a daily basis, it can be argued that schools should start at later times. The studies that have been conducted have provided promising results that show the positive outcomes resulting from altered
Experimental Research PSY/285 February 17, 2013 Experimental Research Pharmaceutical Research: Sleeping Aids There are many different kinds of sleeping aids that can help someone fall asleep today. Insomnia is when a person has a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep, or a disturbance in the quality of sleep a person gets that will make them feel they are not well rested when they do wake. Insomnia is more common today then we think, about 10% of adults suffer from severe insomnia. Lack of sleep may cause someone to have no motivation, mood swings, and not be able to function to their full potential. Insomnia has also been known to cause depression, anxiety, and stress, which in turn can cause other health problems.
Caffeine is then consumed as artificial energy to accommodate for the lack of sleep. However, by delaying classes, students will receive a longer sleep duration and feel less need to consume caffeine. Caffeine consumption in adolescents and children will ultimately have
Describe and evaluate lifespan changes in sleep (24 marks) As humans grow from infancy to old age, there are major changes in the amount and type of sleep that they experience. During infancy, babies tend to sleep about 16 hours a day, but their sleep is not continuous. They usually wake up every hour or so as a result of their sleep cycles being shorter than the adult 90-minute cycle. Infants have quiet and active sleep which are immature versions of SWS and REM sleep. There are differences between adult and infant sleep.
When you were a teenager, how often did you find yourself sleepy during school? How often did you fall asleep during class? Research probes that if schools had later start times kids would be more alert during the day, grades would improve, behavior would improve, and there will be less tardiness. Lets face it, most teenagers usually go to bed late, meaning they wake up late for school, and then result in tardiness. Constantly being for the same class, students begin to fail, and who wouldn't be upset from that?
There is also a stage of sleep called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. In this stage of sleep, the EEG shows irregular, low voltage fast waves. This is also known as paradoxical sleep. Any person that falls asleep goes through stages 1 and slowly progresses to stages 2, 3 and 4 in order then after an hour of sleep, the person goes from stage 4 to 3, 2, and then to REM sleep. This sequence repeats, with each cycle, lasting about 90 minutes.