Daydreaming happens more often than some. If daydreams are recognized and interpretation of a dreams happen just the slightest bit, it is possible to take advantage of the dream world and control it. Imagine feeling a constant drag every single day believe it or not people do feel like that every day because of a sleep disorder called insomnia. In an online article Andrew Weil, M.D explained “Insomnia is a relatively common sleep disorder, affecting about one third of the adult population worldwide.” (2011) In addition to not being able to sleep at night, insomnia will also cause drowsy effects and frequent falling asleep during the day. This will have a drastic affect if working is the activity or something that requires full attention.
Conclusions: 1. A large majority (73%) of the students indicated at least occasional sleep problems, with women reporting more of some difficulties than men did. 2. College students suffer a decreased level of sleep quality compared with a normal adult population 3. Environmental and other demands during college years contribute to students sleep difficulties; students stress and demands may interfere with sleep habits.
Sleep has been found to be more important in children than adults. A study was taken on 12 year old children to see what effect sleep had on them. In this study, there was a comparison between overweight children that slept only 14.4 minutes less than normal weight children (Horne). The results brought the conclusion that for every extra hour of sleep, the child was 20%-40% less likely to be overweight (Horne). This appears to be a bigger impact than in adults.
Before adolescence, these circadian rhythms direct most children to naturally fall asleep around 8 or 9 p.m. But puberty changes a teen's internal clock, delaying the time he or she starts feeling sleepy — often until 11 p.m. or later. Staying up late to study or socialize can disrupt a teen's internal clock even more. Too little sleep Most teens need about nine hours of sleep a night — and sometimes more — to maintain optimal daytime alertness. But few teens actually get that much sleep regularly, thanks to factors such as part-time jobs, early-morning classes, homework, extracurricular activities, social demands, and use of computers and other electronic gadgets.
This is worsened in teens because the body is still growing and is demanding more time to repair and rebuild its self through sleep. Sleep is a important part of the daily life of a teenager. During Adolescence daytime sleepiness increases, Even if the total amount of night time sleep is held constant. So in other words although many teenagers get less sleep then younger children there is actually a sleep increase needed during the teenage years of one's life (pbs.org). It is suggested that Teens get a healthy 8.5 - 9 hours of sleep a night as compared with eight hours needed for adults..
1. this change happens when the brain hormone melatonin is produced later in the night making it harder for teens to fall asleep earlier. c. stressful lives of teenaged students i. pressure in school (early starts) ii. pressure from extra-curricular activities iii. pressure from a part-time job 3. Why is it important for teenagers to get a good amount of sleep a. the more sleep a teenager gets; i. the more they will be to pay attention in school ii.
The most important biological activity occurring in all humans and animal species is sleep. The average person will have spent a cumulative total of between 20 and 25 years asleep by 70 years of age. Sleep affects many of behavioral and physiological functions, such as memory, cognitive ability, immune function and hormone secretion. Sleep deprivation has been found to have numerous effects on both behavioral and physiological functioning. Moreover, the effects will be cumulative, so a mild reduction in sleep per night can be after a period of time, result in significant functional deficits.
According to Noland, Price, Dake, and Telljohann’s (2009) study on adolescent sleep behavior, teenagers need more sleep as the “majority of the participants indicated that not getting enough sleep had the following effects on them: being more tired during the day (93.7%), having difficulty paying attention (83.6%), lower grades (60.8%), increase in stress (59.0%), and having difficulty getting along with others (57.7%)” (p. 227). These stats prove that there are students who are experiencing the negative impacts from lack of sleep. Since the majority of the students in the study, 93.7%, state that they are tired during the day, and another 83.6% declare that they have concentration issues as a result, it is probable that this may apply to other students as well as the ones in the study. It is safe to conclude that these negative effects are reversible with healthier sleeping patterns. As part of the same (Noland and others, 2009) study, the conclusion of a later school day as a solution for teenagers was reached as “previous studies have determined that people who go to bed and rise at the same time each day, including the weekend, have a higher quality of sleep and are less likely to report sleep deprivation” (p. 229).
Their sleep was also restricted on the night before the laboratory day. Research found that there was not enough evidence to support that caffeine intake improved the way young adults felt or acted during the testing period, contrary to the world wide conception that caffeine is a effective stimulant. The testing was done 4 times and took about 2 hours to complete. Sleep is also a very important factor when it comes to performance and mood, whether or not caffeine is ingested. The Effects of Sleep and Caffeine on Performance and Mood The study was done to see if performance and mood could be affected in healthy young adults by their daily caffeine intake and sleeping habits.
Another similarity is that both newborns and seniors sleep a lot more than any other individual. When I was employed as a CNA at a retirement community, I remember the residents would eat breakfast and nap, wake up for lunch then nap finally they would eat dinner and go to bed. The residents I worked with were maybe awake for a total of five hours. My son was the same way when he was born. He would sleep and sleep and sleep.