These two sleep disorders are the topics I am going to cover, and what causes each. Stress and anxiety are two main causes for multiple sleep disorders, but they are also the effect. Stress can negatively impact a person emotionally, physically, and behaviorally, and can create tension, anxiety, and problems with sleep. Having too much to do, with what seems to be too little of time, such as, trying to balance school, work, relationships, and hobbies, can cause an excessive amount of stress. Not knowing how to balance and manage time is an issue many people face.
This is a major difference that is a tough transition for some. Having a roommate involves giving up certain areas of the room for your roommate to have as their own. Conversely, the difference at home is that you can organize your room however you want without worrying about pleasing others. When having a roommate a person also has to be considerate of their time and sleep. If you are on a different schedule then your roommate, you must respect them by keeping your volume down at certain times, whether it’s in the morning or at night.
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.
Sleepwalking, formally known as somnambulism, is a behavior disorder that originates during deep sleep and results in walking or performing other complex behaviors while asleep. It is much more common in children than adults and is more likely to occur if a person is sleep deprived. Because a sleepwalker typically remains in deep sleep throughout the episode, he or she may be difficult to awaken and will probably not remember the sleepwalking incident. Sleepwalking usually involves more than just walking during sleep; it is a series of complex behaviors that are carried out while sleeping, the most obvious of which is walking. Symptoms of sleepwalking disorder range from simply sitting up in bed and looking around, to walking around the room or house, to leaving the house and even driving long distances.
What people do not know about this, is how sleep loss can affect their daily activities. The following research will show the audience the stages of sleep, the importance of getting proper amount of sleep ours, how sleep play an important role in learning and memory, how sleep is connected to our endocrine system affecting our mood, how getting or not getting proper sleep impact our cardiovascular health, the great benefits of having proper sleep but also the consequences that our body can suffer if we do not take the amount necessary of sleep and how this consequences may affect our lives. Many people consider sleep as a time of tranquility when they set aside the tensions of the day and spend the night in uneventful slumber, but they do not know what is really happening
Sleep Deprivation in Teens Are Teens getting enough sleep? And if not shouldn’t people help to make sure they are indeed getting the proper amount of sleep? These questions along with many others come from the growing dilemma on sleep and teens. "Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep are kind of put into a gray cloud when they aren't having enough sleep. It affects both their mood and their ability to think and their ability to perform and react appropriately."
It tends to occur later in the day, difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, chronic fatigue, irritability, disturbed concentration, mild sensitivity to light or noise, and general muscle aching. (Glass, 2009) The exact causes of tension headaches are unknown. In some people, tension headaches are caused by tightening muscles in the back of the neck and scalp. The muscle tension can be caused by not enough sleep, poor posture, emotional or mental stress, anxiety, fatigue, hunger, or overexertion. In some cases tension headaches can be triggered by some type of environmental or internal stress.
The Effect of Sleep on the Mind Studies have indicated that sleep plays a big role in the functioning of the brain. Cognitive function is negatively impacted as a result of not enough sleep and as a result may induce stress. Many factors must be considered when looking at why the brain functions differently when not fully rested, resulting in poor mental performance. “A substantial body of evidence indicates that an appropriate level of sleep is necessary for optimization of physical, cognitive, and emotional functioning, which are key domains of healthy adjustment and are at the heart of science and the practice of psychology” (Gruber, 2013, p. 62-63). Sleep and psychology are very closely related in that psychology studies mental processes and behavior, while sleep effects the wellness and health of those mental processes and behavior.
The Art of the Sleep Cycle Sleeping, everybody does it, yet we can never get enough. There are many things that can happen while sleeping. Nightmares can occur, constantly wake up and not be able to fall back asleep due to sleep insomnia, it’s possible to sleep walk and perform vigorous activities that are uncontrollable. Dreams are unsolved mysteries caused by the chemical in your brain called Dimethyltryptamine. Even though it may not be believable, dreams occur every time sleeping happens.
Why does long flights sometimes cause us to feel increasingly tired? The answer lies within our circadian rhythm. The circadian sleep-waking rhythm is known as the internal body clock of humans and it is believed that there is a correlation between secretion of melatonin and the circadian rhythm. Melatonin is the hormone responsible for inducing sleep. Without melatonin, we would have severe insomnia and various negatives effects in behavior can be seen.