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  • Example Of An Extrinsic Sleep Disorder
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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...
  • Health Effects And Treatment Of Sleep Apnea
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    Causes, Health Affects, and Treatment of Sleep Apnea Sleep Apnea is involved with the respiratory and central nervous systems. The respiratory system allows a person to breathe in oxygen and excrete carbon dioxide (Deepak 116). After entering the mouth or the nose, oxygen travels into the pharynx, the larynx, and then the trachea. The trachea splits into two branches which then split into smaller tubes called bronchioles. Hair-like projections called cilia cover the bronchioles and protect them ...
  • 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...
  • Narcolepsy Causes Its Victims
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    Narcolepsy is a sleeping disorder distinguished by overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sleep attacks. The disorder makes it difficult for you to stay awake for long periods of time, in spite of any situation. As many as 200,000 Americans have the disease, but only about 50,000 are diagnosed, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke. According to the (NIDS) narcolepsy causes its victims to experience serious problems in their professional and personal lives. People m...
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
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    Sleeping Disorders I am going to start by telling you what a sleeping disorder is. Sleeping disorder is a problem that affects something to do with sleep. Not all sleeping disorders have symptoms that are obvious to a person or their family and friends, here are some common sleep disorders. - Insomnia - Sleep Apnea - Narcolepsy - Restless Leg Syndrome - Paras omnia- Bruxism - Jet Lag - Shift work I will be discussing the sleeping disorders listed above and what symptoms they can cause. Insomnia ...
  • Primary Sleep Disorders And Idiopathic Insomnia
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    Insomnia Insomnia means having trouble with the quality or quantity of sleep. It can be caused by difficulties in either falling asleep or staying asleep. Self-reported sleeping problems, hating the sleep quality and day time tiredness are the only defining characteristics of insomnia because it is such an individual experience. The concept of good sleep is different from person to person. While the average night's sleep for an adult is around seven or eight hours, some people only need four, wh...
  • Disorder Of Rem Sleep
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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). Thi...
  • Ten Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea
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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 slee...
  • Sleep Disorders Effect About 60 Percent
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    Sleep disorders face people every day. They can ruin your life and take away your freedoms. They are one of the most common diseases today in america. They can shoot you down into a depression if you dont take them very serious and dot get help as soon as possible. They can even effect your success and make your day miserable if you have n important thing and you don't get enough sleep. You can die from these things if you dont seek medical attention soon enough. They can tear down your body slo...
  • Sleep Onset Insomnia
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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 ...
  • National Center On Sleep Disorders Research
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    What is Narcolepsy? Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. At various times throughout the day, people with narcolepsy experience fleeting urges to sleep. If the urge becomes overwhelming, individuals will fall asleep for periods lasting from a few seconds to several minutes. In rare cases, some people may remain asleep for an hour or longer. In addition to excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), three other major symptom...
  • Only Symptom Of Narcolepsy
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    Miranda was walking down the street and she came to a stoplight, it was red. While she was waiting, somehow she had fallen asleep standing up. This was not the first time for Miranda or others like her, Miranda suffered from a disorder called narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and affects more than 200,000 Americans, but can be helped with scheduled naps and drugs such as Provigil and Yohimbine. Those with Narcolepsy experience excessive daytime s...
  • Sleeping Disorder
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    According to recent studies, more than 70 million Americans have been found to have a sleeping problem, and sixty percent of these people have a chronic disorder. Most cases go undiagnosed and untreated so doctors do not know the damage that these diseases can cause. There are many different sleep disorders that many people are not aware of. Some of these disorders include sleep apnea, parasomnias, circadian rhythms, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, and insomnia. Sleep disorders are divided in...
  • Rem Sleep Behavior Disorder
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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...
  • Sleep Disorders Child Sleep Disorders Current Research
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    Sleep Disorders Child Sleep Disorders Current research has confirmed that children are not getting the sleep they need these days. Children these days appear to be doing worse in school and have reduced attention spans. Most parents are not aware of a common problem effecting thousands of children in this country: sleep disorders. Parents often fail to follow there children's sleeping patterns which can result in some serious side effects if that child has a sleep disorder. A study done at Tulan...

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