Sleep and It's Connection to the Mind, Health and Body

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THE CONNECTION OF SLEEPING TO THE PERSON’S MIND, HEALTH, AND BODY

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I. INTRODUCTION……………...…………………………………………………………….1 A. Statement of the Problem……………………………………………………………...2 B. Research Objectives…………………………………………………………………...2 C. Significance of the Study……………………………………………………………...3 II. SLEEP AND ITS CONNECTION TO BODY, MIND, AND HEALTH……………………4 D. Stages of Sleep………………………………………………………………………...4 E. Dreams………………………………………………………………………………...6 F. Sleeping Positions……………………………………………………………………..8 G. Sleeping Disorders…………………………………………………………………...11 H. Movement Disorders…………………………………………………………………13 I. Benefits of Sleep……………………………………………………………………..16 J. Sleep Deprivation ……………………………………………………………………16 K. Healthy Sleep Lifestyle……………………………...……………………………….18 III. CONCLUSION……………………………………………………………………………...19 REFERENCE CITED

CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION

Sleep is an inseparable part of a person’s life, and so is in the cycle of existence. It is usually described wrongly as people say what it is they think and not know, and if they were asked to describe what happens when they sleep, they have no answer. It is with this reason that the study of sleep has evolved to what is it today. Naturally occurring, sleep is defined as a state of rest. It is when a change from activity to dormancy, and opening and closing of eyes occur. It can also be defined using two important features. First of all, sleep creates a barrier between our thoughts and reality, and secondly, it is reversible – a person will always wake up no matter what unless they are dead. It is these two features that make sleep different from sleeplike states like hibernation and hypnosis. Sleep when described scientifically, can be characterized by the electrical charges coming from the brain. It is measured by an electroencephalographs, or EEGs, that measures the brain waves. With an attachment of electrodes to the scalp, one can measure brain activity – and this machine made it possible to do that while sleeping. Sleep has taken a long time before it was thoroughly studied. It started off as no more than a curiosity in the medical world, getting ignored because it posted no importance as of yet. Today however, the science of sleep has developed into something more. It became diverse – having gathered vast knowledge about how sleep works and its effects, and it has grown into a clinical discipline that is able to diagnose and treat disorders connected with sleep (Dement, 1999). A. Statement of the Problem

As sleep has become an everyday occurrence, human kind has turned a blind eye to this. Few know the inner workings of sleep and what happens whenever they undergo this. All they know is the general information they experience but sleep has deeper roots than that. Not only are the emotions affected, everything in the body and surroundings also become affected. Generally, this study aims to find and know most, if not all, things related to sleep. Thus, the question: What is the connection of sleep to the mind, health and body, and how does it affect these? To find out more about this question, this study further seeks to find answers for the following specific research problems presented: 1. What is sleep?

2. What are the things and factors that affect sleep?
3. What are the things that happen during sleep? How does it affect the person? 4. What does sleep deprivation lead to? What are its benefits and disadvantages? 5. How can sleep be managed? How can a person adopt a healthy sleep-smart lifestyle?

B. Research Objectives
Through the research problems presented, this study has carefully examined, searched and explained the connection of sleep to a person’s life. The objectives of this research are as follows: In general, this research aims to identify and describe sleep in...
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