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
Didion (1994) stated, ““Three, four, maybe five times a month, I spend the day in bed with a migraine headache, insensible to the world around me(para. 1).” Immediately I am put in Didion shoes being a victim myself of another kind of headache issue myself. The use of Pathos is quite clear within the first sentence not to let alone this entire essay. Didion (1994) stated, “It was a long time before I began mechanistically enough to accept migraine for what it was: something with which I would be living, the way people live with diabetes(para. 3).” This statement grasps at many readers roots as most of us either know someone with or have diabetes.
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.
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.
Reduced sleep can add manic and hypomania episodes. Studies have found that 25% to 65% of bipolar patients who had a manic episode have experienced social rhythm disruption prior to the episode [ (AstraZeneca, 2009) ]. Social rhythm disruption can throw off a person’s sleeping cycle. This can be as simple as staying up late working, watching television or even being nervous about something and not being able to sleep. Once a person lacking sleep has gone into mania they start believing that they do not need sleep and will stay awake for more than 20 hours, this makes the disorder worse [ (AstraZeneca, 2009) ].
While many parents claim that they know there children’s sleeping patterns and make sure they get enough sleep, more than one half (56%) of adolescents say they get less sleep than recommended. Many teens claim they get to bed on time but the quality of sleep is horrible. Many factors contribute to this weather
Dement deprived volunteers of either NREM or REM sleep. He found that the participants deprived of REM sleep became much more aggressive and had very poor concentration skills. The results of NREM sleep were much less dramatic. By night 7 they attempted to enter into REM sleep 26 times compared to 12 times on the first night. This shows how desperate the participants that were deprived of REM need to have REM sleep.
We try to fit everything into one day and then work into the night to accomplish the impossible. According to “How Sleep Debt Hurts College Students”, by June J. Pilcher and Amy S. Walters, “College students are not aware of the extent to which sleep deprivation impairs their ability to complete cognitive tasks…”. Even if we get only a few hours of sleep, we college students use a variety of methods to try and beat Mr. Sandman. From coffee to energy drinks to pinching ourselves, there are many ways we try and cram as much as possible into a 24-hour period. One question I have come across in my years as a student isn’t the how we say awake, but the why we stay awake.
Identify common causes of distress (Ac1.1) • Being widowed • Being divorced • Being retired • Unemployment • Physical disability / illness • Loneliness • Isolation • Neurological problems • Death of family member / friend • Relationship difficulties • Financial hardship • Difficulties at work Describe signs that may indicate an individual is distressed (Ac1.2) • Sleep disturbances: if a person is sleeping more than usual or less than usual, if they cant fall asleep or wake up after only a few hours and cant go back to sleep. • Dramatic weight fluctuations / changes in eating problems: If an individual has gained or lost a significant amount of weight without any changes to their diet or exercise. They might be repulsed
Every night I go to bed around 2345. I try to go to bed earlier but I always just lie in bed not able to sleep. Sometimes it’s because of the stress from the day before other times its from my experiences when I was deployed to Iraq. I was deployed for 12 months and while I was there I did some things that I’m not proud of but they needed to be done to complete the mission and ensure everyone came back safely. Since coming back from Iraq I haven’t been able to sleep well.