system is inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended, is also known as sleep. Though there is not a confirmed explanation of why we spend one third of our lives sleeping, scientist have come up with several theories that may help stress the importance. They include: • Inactivity Theory: One of the earliest theories of sleep, sometimes called the adaptive or evolutionary theory, suggests that inactivity at night is an adaptation that served a survival
Much Sleep Do I Need? Most teens need about 8½ to more than 9 hours of sleep each night. The right amount of sleep is essential for anyone who wants to do well on a test or play sports without tripping over their feet. Unfortunately, though, many teens don't get enough sleep. Why Aren't Teens Getting Enough Sleep? Until recently, teens were often given a bad rap for staying up late, oversleeping for school, and falling asleep in class. But recent studies show that adolescent sleep patterns
Sleep Occurs in Four Stages During the sleep, homeostasis will fluctuate because sleep occurs on four stages (Davidmann 1998). The individual goes from awake to Stage 1, then to 2, 3 and finally 4. After spending about twenty minutes in Stage 4, individuals return to Stage 1 and progress back to Stage 4. The individual will continue to make these cycles throughout their sleep. Most individuals will experience about 4 to 5 cycles a night (Davidmann, 1998). During Stage 1 the individual will experience
Introduction Sleep is the only vital wellness function each human or animal does every 24 hours. It is an important function for every individual to maintain health. We require sleep as a way of refreshing and keeping alertness in our day to day life. Different people perceive sleep differently, some view it as a luxury while other perceive it as an evil that bars human from working a twenty four hours. Lack of sleep may affect an individual’s health as the immune system is affected negatively.
nothing. But is sleep really doing nothing? It looks like it...our eyes are closed, our muscles are relaxed, our breathing is regular, and we do not respond to sound or light. Sleep is an important factor in all our lives. When we sleep: we rest, and our body is able to renew its energy. When your body doesn't have enough hours to rest, you may feel tired , or you may be unable to think clearly or and may even hurt your scores on school exams, One more reason to get enough sleep: If you don't, you
Nursing Practice, 8th Edition Chapter 31: Sleep Answer Key - Review Questions and Rationales 1. ANS: 1 Body weight has been shown to be the strongest risk factor for developing OSA. Weight loss can be effective for the patient with OSA. It is important for the patient to follow an appropriate weight-reduction plan. 2. ANS: 1 The noise of television can be disruptive. In addition, television adds too much stimulation that is disruptive to sleep. 3. ANS: 1, 4 Limiting fluids reduces
Sleep Sleep is a physical activity that is essential for our health and well-being, and is affected by both physical and psychological factors. Sleep gives our body a rest and allows it to prepare for the next day. In addition, sleep gives our brain chance to sort things out. The amount of sleep a person needs may vary and depend a lot on his or her age and occupation. However, numerous amounts of people don’t get enough sleep, resulting in such problems as daytime sleepiness, poor decision-making
Trinh Le Larry Bounds AP Language and Composition 26 August 2014 Amount of Sleep Required Everybody goes through a 24-hour cycle for each and every day. Within those 24 hours people can choose to be lazy, active, productive, adventurous, studious, or even curious. No matter what the answer is, one thing we all have in common is that we all need sleep. Sleep is a condition when our body and mind recurs for many hours every night, in which the body system is inactive and relaxed. Therefore
Human beings require sleep in order to be able to properly function in their daily lives. In order to understand what detrimental effects on our ability to learn and our health we must first understand the different stages of the sleep cycle in order to examine the way it affects our body. The typical human sleep cycle consists of two types (non REM and REM) and five stages of sleep. The first stage is called light sleep where as the human body begins the process of shutting down and the
Sleep The belief used to be that during sleep, a person would lose control of their mind and there soul would roam freely. After some research was done, that myth went away and it was said that there was no brain activity at all during sleep. With the help of modern technology, electroencephalographs or EEG’s showed that during some sleep stages the brain is just as active as when it is awake. There are two basic types of sleep. The first is non-rem which stands for non-rapid eye movement.