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  • Adult's Nightmare
    570 words
    Nightmares Usually when you end up drifting off to sleep, you fall into a deep sleep and begin to experience a so called dream". However, most children, and even some adults, experience some even more terrifying so called dreams. These dreams are called nightmares. Nightmares have been occurring in people's sleep for hundreds of years. People have been interested in them for centuries and they have quite an interesting past to them. People used to believe that the dream anxiety attack was caused...
  • Common Sleeping Disorder
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    There are a wide variety of sleep problems in the world today. For example sleep apnea, snoring, sleepwalking, confusion al arousal's, sleep-related eating, sleep paralysis, nocturnal seizures, teeth grinding, Rapid Eye Movement (REM), and sleep talking. Many of these disorders can be damaging to your health, or might not effect you at all. Also, if one does have difficulties sleeping there are things that are recommended in order to get a good night sleep. There are many different kinds of. A p...
  • Multiple Personality Disorder
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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 Difficulties
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    In his poem, 'To Sleep,' Wordsworth talks about how he can't seem to fall asleep. He never tells us why, but maybe it's because he doesn't know. There probably was a significant event that he experienced that has either affected him psychologically that he doesn't know would affect him, or he has opted to not tell us about it. Either way, his insomnia isn't an uncommon thing. Insomnia is a condition in which a person has difficulty getting sufficient sleep. About 30 million people in the U.S. su...
  • Transient And Intermittent Insomnia Patients
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    Insomnia Insomnia is the perception or complaint of inadequate or poor-quality sleep because of one or more of the following: difficulty falling asleep, waking up many times a night with troubles of falling back asleep, waking up too early, or un refreshing sleep. Insomnia is not defined by the number of hours of sleep a person gets or how long it takes them to fall asleep. Each person has different needs and satisfactions with sleep. Some signs of insomnia may include tiredness, a lack of energ...
  • Reversal Of The Day And Night Sleep
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    SUNDOWNING AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE Sundowning, or sundown syndrome are terms that have been used for over 20 years to describe the reversal of day and night which often occurs in Alzheimer's and other dement ing illnesses. (2) Those who are impacted are often called Sundowners and they act as if their biological clocks have reversed their day and night cycles. Some are able to function on little sleep throughout their 24-hour day cycle. Some individuals stay up all night and will then continuall...
  • Effect On Total Sleep
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    "Insomnia is the inability to obtain adequate amount or quality of sleep. The difficulty can be with falling asleep, remaining asleep, or both" ("Insomnia Encyclopedia"). Sleeping is a major point in physically and mentally restoring yourself for the tasks ahead. Most people say that about eight hours of sleep is an adequate amount, however it differs from person to person depending on their sex, age, and health conditions. An estimated one-third of the population suffers from some form of insom...

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