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10 Tips for a Better Sleep

It could be you aren't getting enough sleep. Work, household responsibilities and child care can make sleep difficult to come by. Factor in other unexpected challenges, such as financial worries, layoffs, relationship issues or an illness, and quality sleep may be even more elusive. You may not be able to control or eliminate all of the factors that interfere with your sleep, but you can create an environment and adopt habits that encourage a more restful night. Try these suggestions if you have...

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Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders Sleep disorders are a part of more than 40 million American's lives. It is estimated that 60 percent of adults have sleep problems at least a few nights a week and as a result more than 40 percent of adults experience mild to severe daytime sleepiness. Children also experience sleep troubles, with 69 percent of kids presenting problems several nights a week. There are many variations of sleep disorders, including parasomnias. A parasomnia is a disturbance in the sleep...

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Sleep Deprivation

Early Bird Gets The Worm, The Later Bird Gets More Sleep Teenagers are infamous for spending their weekends sleeping in, staying up during weekdays doing homework, and especially when it comes to the ever so daunting task for parents to getting them out of bed. Laziness is also associated with teenagers and is considered a bad habit which several teenagers share in common. Although sleep is often misconstrued as just another form of laziness, sleep is beneficial to the body and mind. For those parents...

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Sleep and Insomnia

on a brick without the permission to sleep. His brain was constantly attacked by the desire to sleep. On the sixth day, the man was finally allowed to sleep. He slept for 25 hours straight. Sleep deprivation remains one of the most severe form of mental torture ("Shattered! - The Need to Sleep Part 1", 2012). Nowadays, insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. More than 30% of the population is affected by this problem without even knowing it (“Can't Sleep”, 2011). This problem is characterized...

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Sleep Deprivation

March 2014 Sleep Deprivation Everyone knows how difficult it is to wake up after getting little to no sleep. However, many people believe that once they get up and begin their day the drowsiness will wear off. This isn’t necessarily the case. The effects of a lack of sleep can have a major impact on how one functions throughout the day without them even realizing it. According to the National Sleep Foundation, teens need 8.5-9.25 hours of sleep and adults need 7-9 hours of sleep every night...

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Sleep Apnea

SLEEP APNEA What is Sleep Apnea? The Greek word "apnea" literally means "without breath." There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed; of the three, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common. Despite the difference in the root cause of each type, in all three, people with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by a blockage...

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Sacrificing Sleep

Statement How important is it for students to get a good night’s sleep? Sleep is the activity that occupies the most of our spare time more than anything. Next to food, water, and shelter, sleep is one of the most important necessities for human survival. Even though humans need sleep to function properly and in the extreme cases live, most people choose to ignore their need for sleep. In an article called Sacrificing Sleep For Study Time Doesn’t Make The Grade, author Michael Breus states students...

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sleep terrors

seconds and several minutes. According to an article, “The person cannot be awakened or comforted, and they may believe people or objects in the room are dangerous. The person does not usually remember what happened in the morning.” (Helping Hand, “Sleep Terrors and Sleepwalking”, 2004-2012) Night terrors are relatively rare, affecting only a small percentage of children between the ages of four and twelve, and a smaller percentage of adults. The Detroit Medical Journal states, “Night terrors are divided...

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Article Summary: Benefits of Sleep

Summary: Benefits of Sleep The article, “Benefits of Sleep”1 falls under the scientific category of psychology. The author Jules Sowder explains how sleep is required in everything we do in life. With a good night’s sleep comes clearer thoughts, stable emotions, and better overall health. For example, benefits can include body repair, a healthier heart, reduced stress, improved memory, controlled body weight, lowered chance of diabetes, and fewer occurrences of mood disorders. Sleep is probably the...

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Sleep Paralysis

suffer from a condition called isolated sleep paralysis (ISP). In this presentation I will discuss what sleep paralysis is, how you get sleep paralysis, and how you cope with sleep paralysis. Main Point 1: What is sleep paralysis? ISP is a transition state between wakefulness and rest that is characterized by muscle weakness. This condition is thought to be a result of disrupted rapid eye movement (REM) that occurs during the dream stage of sleep. During REM sleep complete muscle paralysis sets in....

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