Diet plays a big part in sleep; the body needs the nutrients to properly accomplish the organizational tasks in the brain. Medication is another cause of sleep deprivation, many medication contain caffeine or have side effects that would cause you to not sleep properly. Health complications is another big main cause of sleep deprivation, depressed people usually form some sort of insomnia. Another health complication that could need to sleep deprivation is post-traumatic stress, after someone has experienced something horrific can cause sleep deprivation. Lastly, clinical disorders can cause sleep deprivation, but they also can usually be cured by some sort of medication.
This is important as an individual could have more pain down the left side of the body in which case laying them on their right to make it more comfortable for them to sleep or even just to sit. Carry out agreed measures to alleviate pain and discomfort. Some individuals pain is so severe that it can only be treated with medication others have pain relief gels or can be repositioned and made more comfortable. Carry out required monitoring activities relating to management of an individual pain discomfort. It is important to monitor someone's pain or discomfort as if you can see it getting worse and they are already medicate to the highest dosage then the GP may be able to change to medication to something more
Sleep is a basic human necessity and one that is usually taken for granted. A large volume of research has been conducted on the importance of sleep for the optimal functioning in all areas of human life including, social, cognitive, physical, emotional, etc (Kajimura, 1998; Bieling, Antony and Swinson, 1998; Afkham-ebrahimi, Rasoulian, Taherifar and Zare, 2010; Gadberry, 2011). Contrary to popular belief, sleep is an active state and lack of quality sleep can have drastic consequences on one’s overall functioning (Afkham-Ebrahimi et. al, 2010). Pilcher, Ginter and Sadowsky (1997) found that sleep quality was more important than sleep quantity, implying that there is no set amount of sleep that is adequate but rather, it is essential to ensure the sleep you get is of a certain quality.
Without melatonin, we would have severe insomnia and various negatives effects in behavior can be seen. The suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus is ultimately responsible for regulating sleep patterns as it sends signals to the pineal glands for the production of melatonin according to our body clock. However, our endogenous pacemaker can be disrupted by the abnormal light rhythm to some extent. The presence of light will be detected by the SCN through the retina and
Running Head: How sleep affects our lives Jaime Gonzalez El Paso Community College 03/04/2015 Jaime Gonzalez Professor: Kathleen A. Bombach English 1302 03/04/2015 Abstract This research let readers know about the importance of getting proper amount of sleep, it’s important to know how sleep works on a person body, so we are conscious about how sleeps works on each stage of non-REM sleep and REM stage. Sleep has a lot of benefits such as energy recovery, muscle growth, and brain cells restoration. Not having enough quality and quantity sleep hours can affect a person daily life by not letting the person concentrate on what he have to do, also can affect their endocrine system by stressing out to much and having mood problems that might cause consequences such as losing their jobs because of low morals, attitude or just the way they treat costumers. The Importance of Getting Proper Sleep In our society people do not realize how important is getting a proper amount of sleep, our society is willing to sacrifice sleep hours in order to go to a party, work extra hours or even study for a test. What people do not know about this, is how sleep loss can affect their daily activities.
Caffeine has a major effect on the overall health of people. “Caffeine increases heartbeat, respiration, basal metabolic rate, and the production of stomach acid and urine; and it relaxes smooth muscles, notably the bronchial muscle,” (1). If precautions are not taken carefully during the consumption of caffeine, these results may occur. Obviously sleep is a necessity for everybody and caffeine will effect sleeping habits. “Caffeine is known to cause insomnia because of its central nervous system stimulating activity.
Abstract Comfort is an important concept in nursing practice that must be used as a guide in providing holistic care to improve patient’s health status. In the history of nursing practice, the concept of comfort is vague and is often times linked to end of life situations only. Dr. Katharine Kolcaba, a teacher and a nurse researcher, developed the theory of comfort with the goal of improving the patient’s experience and overall satisfaction as well as to promote higher hospital integrity and better institutional outcomes. This paper informed the reader of the concept of Comfort Theory, its strengths and weaknesses including the barriers and challenges met when using the theory, its application and implication to critical care setting, and its relevance to healthcare professionals and to the health care system. Further on, the plan to implement the theory in critical care nursing was presented.
Anti-depressants may be advised if depression is suspected. Depression is common in people with dementia and may be overlooked. Sleeping tablets are sometimes needed if difficulty sleeping is a persistent problem. 1.3 Outline the risks and benefits of antipsychotic medication for individuals with dementia Antipsychotics The use of using antipsychotic medicines can help treat aggression and agitation, which could also * aid better sleep, * being more cooperative, * being able to participate in daily living tasks, * able to make own decisions Possible side effects of antipsychotics can include: • drowsiness • shaking • trembling • muscle twitches • spasms • weight gain • blurred vision • constipation • lack of sex drive • dry mouth However, they are used with caution and usually for short periods because they can: * increase the risk of a person experiencing cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke or heart attack * make other symptoms of dementia worse and cause drowsiness. If antipsychotics are used, they will be
It is easy to see how symptoms such as diminished performance, impaired ability to concentrate and poor judgment may lead to a poor quality of care for the patient. A nurse experiencing compassion fatigue may become so exhausted and indifferent simple things of great importance to the patient may be overlooked. Little efforts such as making sure the call bell and telephone are within reach may mean a great deal to the patient. A nurse who has a lack of concentration is at greater risk for an error and is more likely to commit a serious medication error. Since the progression of compassion fatigue is cumulative, nurses may exhibit symptoms from more than one stage.
Sleep is a physiological state in which the level of surveillance is diminished and the individual rests. It is a biological necessity that allows us to spend 30% of our lives asleep. Sometimes the sleep state may be altered by physical or psychological reasons, which cause potentially serious disorders. Sleep state is reversible in response to specific stimuli and generates electroencephalographic changes that distinguish it from waking state (Guyton, 2005, 831). The sleep is periodic and generally spontaneous and is accompanied in man by a loss of consciousness vigil.