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
Discuss explanations of sleepwalking Introduction: Sleepwalking (somnambulism) is a condition where walking and sleeping occur at the same time, there are 3 explanations of sleepwalking: psychodynamic, neural and genetic. AO1 Psychodynamic: The psychodynamic theory suggests that sleepwalking is the expression of unresolved conscious conflicts. The sleepwalker is, in effect, ‘acting out’ repressed conflicts. The later finding that sleepwalking occurs during SWS was seen to support the psychodynamic theory, since the conditions of SWS are ideal for this to happen – the likelihood of recalling harmful repressed memories is minimal during this phase of sleep. AO2 Psychodynamic: The psychodynamic explanation of sleepwalking is supported by a case study (Abrams), it was suggested that the sleepwalking of the woman was a cry for help – the stealing being the reflection of her need to take control of her life.
* Which of the following statements regarding dreams is TRUE? While we do not know definitively why we dream, we do know how we dream. * Of the following, melatonin is a hormone. * Another work for a morning person is “lark.” * Suppose Irene suffers from sudden attacks of extreme drowsiness and even sleep. As such, she appears to have narcolepsy.
How exactly do we dream? Why can’t we remember our dreams when we wake up? All these questions have been boggling my mind. The brain is a secretive ball that help us with day to day activities. Researchers have been puzzled by the many features of how and why the brain works the way it does.
If you don’t remember, lucid dreaming, as defined by Stephen LaBerge in his book Lucid Dreaming, is recognizing and being fully conscious that you are dreaming while dreaming (LaBerge, 1971). Today you will learn that lucid dreaming can benefit your life in positive ways and enhance your sleep and overall well-being. Transition: First, let’s take a closer look at that statistic. I. We are sleeping a third of our lives away.
There are differences between adult and infant sleep. At birth there is more active sleep than adult REM sleep; about half of infant sleep is spent in active sleep. As well as this, adults can usually go fairly directly into the state of deep sleep, whereas infants in the early months enter sleep through an initial period of light sleep. After 20 minutes or more they gradually enter deep sleep. By the age of 6 months a circadian rhythm is established and by the age of 1 year infants are usually sleeping mainly at night, with 1 or 2 naps during the day.
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.
In addition to this why does our brain dream what it dreams and where do these dreams come from. Also do they mean anything in this thing we call life; can dreams predict the future or only distort our past? As I seek the answers to these divine questions I came across my first article. I came across this article while surfing the internet for scholarly information regarding dreams and science titled “How the brain turns reality into dreams.” By, Kathleen Wren with research directed by, Robert Stickgold of Harvard Medical School; it really intrigued me. This article deals with the many processes of the brain during the many different stages of sleep that all people experience throughout the night.
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.
It seems that our brain is designed to collect knowledge during daytime and analyze them at nighttime. Some studies mentioned in the article show why humans need a minimum of six hours of sleep in order to have better performance in daily activities. What remain to be undetermined is the chemicals involved in this process, or how our brain can process information while we are unconscious. The truth is that researches clearly demonstrate that our brain is active during sleep and that this process is more complex than we think. Before reading this article, I thought that while we slept our brain simply in a “resting” stage.