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.
Mark Solis Professor Blua Health Education June 5, 2014 Narcolepsy Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that affects the control of sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness and intermittent, uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep during the daytime. These sudden sleep attacks can occur during any type of activity at any time. In a typical sleep cycle, we initially enter the early stages of sleep followed by deeper sleep stages and ultimately REM sleep, which is the deepest sleep on endures. For those suffering from narcolepsy, REM sleep occurs almost immediately in the sleep cycle. It is in REM sleep that we can experience dreams and muscle paralysis, which explains some of the symptoms of narcolepsy, like the most common, immediately
Running head: Module D Test Module D Test Jason Robertson PSYCHOLOGY 1101 – Module D Test Dr. Ewing 2/10/13 Module D Test Sleepwalking is probably the most common sleep disorders. Sleepwalking is most commonly seen in children, although it can be seen in adults and the elderly. Boys are more likely to be sleepwalkers than girls are, and the disorder usually runs its course before the teen years. The rates of the occurrences can vary from person to person, some may only sleep walk once a month, while others may sleep walk nightly. I have never experienced sleep walking or know anyone who has so it’s hard for me to understand it.
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.
Constantly being for the same class, students begin to fail, and who wouldn't be upset from that? Students then begin to act horrible in class. All of this could of been prevented if school start times were late. "Research shows that tropical adolescents natural time to fall asleep may be 11 pm or later; because of this change in their internal clocks, teens may feel wide awake at bedtime, even when they are exhausted. Adolescents require at least as much as they did as children generally 8 and a half each night" A person that's exhausted, can be very dangerous when out in a serious situation such as driving.
Reading Response #2 The article "Quiet! Sleeping Brain at Work" shows a side of our complex brain that we might did not know. It basically talks about how our brain is active during sleep. It is hard to imagine that while we are in a state where we are not aware, our brain is processing all the information captured during the day. It seems that our brain is designed to collect knowledge during daytime and analyze them at nighttime.
Surveys show that teens rely on naps to make them more refreshed. You should only take at the maximum a 45 minute nap anything more than that disrupts your biological clock and this is what causes you to wake up angry or irritable from a nap. Other factors also play a role in getting good night’s sleep. For example, caffeine plays a huge part in not getting any sleep, 31% of adolescents surveyed said that they cannot sleep after drinking a caffeine drink before bed. Technology also has a huge role in not getting to sleep.
Everyone can say that their fine with just a few hours of sleep, which in this case is not okay because my body and mind need a certain amount of sleep. Without sleep our mind will not be able to function as thriving as he or her want it to be. Even without enough sleep our body will not be healthy enough to function properly, particularly at an older age. Thus mean that for the generation now and in the future, its best to control the amount of sleep everyone gets for his or her own
| Sleep is one of the important dimensions toward health and wellness and not getting enough of it can have negative consequences. Sleep deprivation happens for many reasons; intentional and unintentional reasons. Often it is a sleeping disorder that causes the deprivation. Things like work, hobbies, television, or parties are activities people generally tend to put extra time towards, which could result in sleep deprivation. They are events we intentionally put forth time and effort even when it is cutting into our sleep time, though at times they are unintentionally overlapping into our sleeping.
AO1 Neural: The neural explanation of sleepwalking suggests that sleepwalking is caused by immaturity of neural circuits in the brain causing the brain to be in a different state than normal sleepers. This is demonstrated by Olivero who found that sleepwalking is more frequent in children because the inhibitory system is underdeveloped, so that insufficient quantities of GABA allow motor activity (GABA is released during in normal sleepers to prevent