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  • Deprivation Of Sleep On The Body
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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...
  • Adult's Nightmare
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    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...
  • Condition Known As Obstructive Sleep Apnea
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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...
  • Sleep Stages Stage 1
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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 Dreams Sleep
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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 y...
  • Stage 3 And 4 Of Nrem Sleep
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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 seve...
  • Mimics Brain Changes During Sleep And Dream
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    Sleeping And Dreaming Despite the large amount of time we spend asleep, surprisingly little is actually known about sleeping and dreaming. Much has been imagined, however. Over history, sleep has been conceived as the space of the soul, as a state of absence akin to death, as a virtual or alternate reality, and more recently, as a form of (sub) consciousness in which memories are built and erased. The significance attributed to dreams has varied widely as well. The Ancient Greeks had surprise dr...
  • Daydreams And Sleep Dreams
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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 abilities...
  • Known As Post Hypnotic Suggestion
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    "You are completely relaxed... there is a wonderful warm feeling spreading through your body... you have a great desire to sleep... your eyelids are getting heavy... heavier... and heavier... you hardly can keep them open any longer... now they are closed... with every word I am saying, you are getting sleepier... and sleepier... you are going to SLEEP... deep, sound sleep... deeper and deeper asleep... SLEEP!" You just read the exact words of a hypnotist, using the classical technique of verbal...
  • First Cycle The Delta Sleep
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    WE dream during a state of sleep called REM sleep. It is known that theta sent from the hippocampus, which determine if something is of essential value to the brain, are present during REM sleep. Which supports the idea that dreaming is connected to learning and that dreams are very important to the growing process. Sleep is set in cycles, each containing four stages STAGE 1: Light sleep begins- that waves STAGE 2: Light sleep continues- spindles and K complexes STAGE 3: The onset of deep sleep-...
  • Rhythmic Brainwave Activity O Sleep
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    Stages of Sleep Stage 1: o Light sleep that lasts up to 5 minutes o Hallucinations - sensory experiences that occur without a sensory stimulus o Hypo genic sensations - sensation of falling (body may jerk) or feel weightlessness o Stage 2: o Relaxed more deeply for 20 minutes o Sleep spindles - bursts of rapid, rhythmic brainwave activity o Sleep talking occurs here and in other stages as well o Stage 3: o Transitional stage o Brain begins to emit large, slow delta waves o Part of slow-wave slee...

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