• Sleep Deprivation Article Results Experiment
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    Reaction Paper 1 (Sample Reaction Paper) Ron Gerrard, HWS Psychology Department My paper is based on an article from the text's web site (chapter 9) entitled "Lack of sleep ages body's systems." The basic claim of the article is that sleep deprivation has various harmful effects on the body. The reported effects include decreased ability to metabolize glucose (similar to what occurs in diabetes) and increased levels of cortisol (a stress hormone involved in memory and regulation of blood sugar l...
  • Sleep Deprivation Disorder Dement Disorders
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    Cynthia Benavides 10-15-01 Sleep Deprivation Sleep deprivation consumes people all over the world on a regular basis. But what causes sleep deprivation What are the consequences of being sleep deprived And how can the poor tormented sleepy people all over the world get a good nights rest Lets explore the exhausted world of sleep deprivation. There are many reasons a person can be sleep deprived. They may not be able to get sleep due to their particular situation or they may have a sleep disorder...
  • Sleep Deprivation And Youths
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    Man was placed on the earth with the basic instinct to survive in a dangerous world. One of these instincts was to rest everyday for a period of time while the sun was down. Today, with our advancements in science and medicine, sleep remains to be one of those basic instincts still to be explained. Mosby s Medical, Nursing, & Allied Health Dictionary defines sleep as a state marked by reduced consciousness, diminished activity of the skeletal muscles, and depressed metabolism (Mosby NP). This de...
  • Sleepless In America Hours Of Sleep
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    Sleepless in America Much like zombies, people of the United States roam the streets; today s twenty-four hour society is starting to affect many. For most people sleep has become a disposable commodity. Less than two percent of people can function on a steady diet of five hours of sleep a night, but many people try (Caldwell 57). More than 60 million Americans suffer from a severe lack of sleep. Others that do not have a severe case of sleep deprivation still have small cases of insomnia. Sleep...
  • Sleep Deprivation National Foundation School
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    Its seven thirty in the morning, the time that most American high schools begin class. Instead of being chipper and ready to learn, most teenagers, at this time of the morning, can barely remain awake. These puffy eyed pupils are by no means ready to learn. Sixty percent children under 18 reported being sleepy during the day, with another fifteen percent reporting that they had fallen asleep during the school day within the past year (National Sleep Foundation, Dozing). Though adolescents requir...
  • Sleep Apneic Apnea Obstructive Treatment
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    Sleep Apnea Sleep is essential to life; it is one of several components, including food and water, which keep the living alive. However, a significant percentage of the human population has considerable difficulty reaching and maintaining Stage IV within their sleeping patterns, the stage that allows the mind and body to fall into a deep and restorative sleep, otherwise known as REM sleep. At the core of this difficulty is a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea, a 'serious, potentially lif...
  • Dreaming Problems Sleep One Deprivation
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    Dreaming Problems A large epidemic affecting approximately one in two Americans, according to a Gallup survey, is sleeping difficulty. This difficulty can come in one of many different forms. Problems falling asleep, grogginess after sufficient amounts of sleep, or waking suddenly and not being able to fall back asleep are the most common of the problems that occur in Americans. I shall explain in my report, the importance of sleep, differences in types of sleep, the approximate ^3 daily amount^...
  • Sleep Disorders Fall Asleep
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    4) SLEEP DISORDERS, SYMPTOMS, KNOWN CAUSES AND TREATMENTS. Sleep is something that every person needs. Without sleep a normal days task seem never ending. Your body suffers and you suffer even people who come in contact with you suffer too. Without sleep you can function normally. Your moods change changing your personality, changing how you perceive the world. The average adult needs eight hours of sound sleep each night. However most adults get between five and six hours, ' (Encarta 1998). Th...
  • Sleep Stages Stage Rem Eye
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    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 exper...
  • Sleep And Dream Stage One People
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    Sleep and Dreams Sleep is a behavioral state characterized by little physical activity and almost no awareness of the outside world. Sleep is actually made up of two separate and distinctly different states called REM sleep (rapid eye movement) and NREM sleep (non-rapid eye movement). With NREM sleep it is further divided into stage 1-4 based on the size and the speed of the brain waves. Step one is the stage when you drift off to sleep or doze off. For example people doze off in class because ...
  • Rem Sleep Night Stage Nrem
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    Sleep and Beyond This is going to be my essay about sleep. When you are asleep many things take place. It is not just the rest of the day but also the recovery of the body so that it can get the energy it might need for the following day. There are 3 major types of sleep that take place in the average night. You well be surprised to know that many hormone are released during a nights sleep. About 25% of a nights sleep is spent dreaming. During REM sleep there are periods of stillness, After sev...
  • Daydreams Occurs During Wakefulness Daydreams Sleep One People
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    When you lay down to bed at night, close your eyes, and loose conciseness, you fall asleep. Sleep is an everyday event, every human, every animal does it on a routine basis. There are many questions concerning sleep. This paper will try to answer three of them. Why do we sleep, at what routine do we sleep, and what happens to us when we sleep. There are several theories as to why we sleep. Some believe it's a "time out" to recuperate, remove wastes from muscles, repair cells or recover abilitie...
  • Sleep Apnea Patients Study Disorders
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    Sleep Apnea General Psychology Steven O'Brien, Psy. Sleep, why do people sleep at all? Why can't we just stay awake? Some biologist suggest that sleep provides the opportunity to conduct self-repair and purge the body of it's waste that has built up during the day's activity. Nevertheless, the body is capable of repairing itself and disposing of wastes during waking hours, so sleep in a way really isn't necessary for routine maintenance (e. g. , urinating, etc. ). Dr. Quentin Regestein, lead sl...
  • Insomnia Rem Sleep
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    Thesis Statement In this research paper I will attempt to familiarize you, the reader, on the role of sleep, health risks of sleeping disorder that is most common, Insomnia. I will give you some of the aspects which cause Insomnia and how it can be treated. We human beings spend one third of our lives in a mysterious, potentially dangerous and seemingly unproductive state of unconsciousness-and no one knows exactly why. Scientists have attempted to study the effects of sleep and its role on our ...
  • Sleep Deprivation Debt Dement One
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    Sleep deprivation has become a major problem with Americans. Over 100 million Americans today suffer from lack of sleep. This has been an ongoing problem throughout the centuries. People owe their bodies sleep and scientist are calling it a "Sleep debt." An average American owes their body at least thirty hours of sleep. This lack of sleep is as hazardous as drunk driving. One man caught sleep deprivation at it's best. He pushed himself to the limits as much as possible. One day he went thirty ...
  • Murders King Duncan Sleep Macbeth Banquo
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    Just Sleep On It Every human being experiences rough times at one point or another. Whether it is minor or major, it s how an individual deals with the problem that makes him or her a stronger person. Traditionally when faced with a dilemma, people often want to sleep on it in order to get everything straight. Sleep generally is thought of as a peaceful time of rejuvenation and bodily repair. In the tragedy Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth s aspirations to become King contradict the est...
  • Rem Sleep Stage Dreams Waves
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    REM sleep is currently known today as one of 6 stages of sleep. It is known as the last stage and the most active of the six. REM stands for (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. REM sleep is known to be responsible for the most abundant and most vivid dreams. REM sleep occupies a total 1/3 of your sleep on a normal sleeping pattern such as 8 hours a night. The rapid eye movements occuring during this sleep represent a mechanical recapitulation of some or all of the eye movements that the individual has m...
  • Sleep Paper Problems Women
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    The National Sleep Foundation's 2000 Omnibus Sleep in America Poll found that forty-three percent of the people surveyed complained of excessive daytime sleepiness (Mooe). Many had medically significant sleepiness based on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Over a third of people surveyed said that the sleepiness interfered with their daytime activities, and many of these were women. The average woman gets barely six and a half hours of sleep most nights. During any given month, more than half of th...
  • Understanding Sleep People Brain Rem
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    Sleep: A Dynamic Activity Until the 1950 s, most people thought of sleep as a passive, dormant part of our daily lives. We now know that our brains are very active during sleep. Moreover, sleep affects our daily functioning and our physical and mental health in many ways that we are just beginning to understand. Nerve-signaling chemicals called neurotransmitters control whether we are asleep or awake by acting on different groups of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain. Neurons in the brainstem...
  • Side Effects Of A Lack Sleep
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    Do you suffer from sleep deprivation? Most teenagers need 8-12 hours of sleep. Lack of sleep can cause delayed reactions or even learning disorders. Prolonged loss of sleep occurs for physical and mental reasons and has harmful physical and mental effects to the human body. Prolonged sleep is caused by many different functions of the body. An important cause of prolonged sleep is a teenagers biological phase-delay or a tendency to fall asleep and wake up at different times. Changes that occur at...