Sleep Disorders Papers

  • Melatonin

    1100 words, 5 pages

    Aaron B. Lerner who was Yale dermatologist discovered melatonin in 1958. Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a hormone secreted by pinealocytes in the tiny pineal gland at the base of the brain. The pineal gland starts to excrete melatonin at the dark hours of the day-night around 9p.m, especially peak time to produce between 2a.m and 4a.m, on the other hand, in morning, melatonin secretion drops off. According to this reason, melatonin usually called “hormone of darkness.” and “biologic clock” A peptide hormone influences sleep-wake cycles and plays a role in the internal synchronizat

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    Insomnia Sleep Disorder

    1588 words, 7 pages

    Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that plagues millions of people around the globe by not allowing them to sleep. Its severity can range between a couple of days to a couple of months, and is curable in most cases. In any given year, about one-third of all adults suffer from insomnia (Hendrickson 1). Insomnia itself is not a disease, but a symptom of an underlying mental or physical condition of the person. There is not a strict definition for insomnia, but it could be narrowed down to: a person not being able to sleep, having difficulty falling to sleep, or having trouble staying asleep. Me

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    Effects On Quality Of Life Associated With Lack Of

    1293 words, 6 pages

    Effects on Quality of Life and Cognitive Ability Associated with Lack of Sleep Jacinta Harders 9573151 Submitted as an Organisational Behaviour Report Due Date: 26 June Tutor: Janet Dickson, Matthew Sharp and Jessica Sharp Class: Tutorial Group 1 Understanding the correlation between hours of sleep, cognitive functioning and the effects on quality of life in humans is of great interest to many cultures, professions and ages of people. By understanding these relationships we can maximise our potentials in life, family, work and play, therefore receiving more

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    Sleep Deprivation Disorders And Drugs

    992 words, 4 pages

    PSY 240 I personally have trouble trying to sleep all the time, which is why my doctor has me on a sleeping medication. However, the sleeping medication does not always work and Thanksgiving night was a great example of that. I did not get up until eleven in the morning on Thanksgiving morning and then after I took my medicine and tried to fall asleep. That did not happen though until about four in the morning. I think between getting interested into television shows that were on and then hearing the television in the living room, I just could not sleep. Then the rest of the time I did slee

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    Stages Of Sleep Dreaming And Disorders

    1003 words, 5 pages

    Everyone sleeps and dreams, however, many of us are unaware of the stages of sleep that we go through and the amount of sleep that we need. There are four stages of sleep which are split up into two categories, NREM (Non Rapid Eye Movement), and REM (Rapid Eye Movement) (“Sleep Stages”). In the following paragraphs, we will be discussing the different stages of sleep, when dreams occur, amounts of sleep, and some of the common sleep disorders. Contrary to popular belief, we all dream. Whether we remember two dreams or none, we all, on average, have between three to five dreams per night (

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    Chronic Sleep Deprivation

    1268 words, 6 pages

    Many of us think that sleep is not very necessary. We may be staying up all night talking on the phone, on the internet, or pigging out on food. There are so many things that seem more interesting or important than getting the amount of sleep needed. But just as exercise or nutrition are necessary for optimal health and happiness, so is sleep. The quality of your sleep directly affects the quality of your waking life, including your mental sharpness, productivity, emotional balance, creativity, physical vitality, and even your weight. No other activity delivers so many

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    Discuss The Role Of Endogenous Pacemakers In The Control Of One Or More Biological Rhythms

    1508 words, 7 pages

    Discuss the role of endogenous pacemakers and exogenous zeitgebers in the sleep-wake cycle and at least one other biological rhythm Endogenous pacemakers and exogenous zeitgebers can manipulate the various bodily rhythms, and have particular affects on the sleep / week cycle in the circadian rhythm. Endogenous pacemakers are separate and distinct internal rhythms that affect the bodily rhythms; similarly, exogenous zeitgebers are outside influences, and sometimes outside rhythms that also affect how the bodily rhythms work. There are copious amounts of research into th

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    Discuss Research Into The Disruption Of Biological Rhythms

    1508 words, 7 pages

    ‘Discuss Research into the Disruption of Biological Rhythms’. (24 Marks) Biological rhythms are synchronized to the light or dark zeitgeber. Environmental factors influencing biological rhythms tend to change slowly, allowing the internal pacemakers to keep up. However, if the zeitgebers change to quickly, problems can occur due to the disruption of biological rhythms. Such problems include poor attention, slow reaction time and impaired reasoning skills and can arise from two features of modern life; shift work and jet lag. Intercontinental plane travel has beco

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    States Of Consciousness

    1515 words, 7 pages

    Normal waking conscious (NWC) is the state of conscious associated with being awake and aware of our thoughts, memories, feelings and sensations we experience from the outside world. It is constantly changing, but these changing thoughts are constantly organised. In normal waking consciousness we have a heightened awareness and we perceive the world as real, although we are constantly changing between different states involved in with NWC. Attention is the concentration of mental activity that involves the focusing on specific stimuli, and ignoring other stimuli. It can

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    Dreams Are Very Complex Things

    1782 words, 8 pages

    How many people really do dream? Everyone dreams, whether the dream is remembered or not. Throughout the night, there are many stages of sleep that everyone goes through. These stages include light sleep, deep sleep, and dream sleep. Nightmares are also considered dreams, just caused by different emotions. Scientists also have many electrical appliances and have done many tests to study dreams. Dreams are very complex things. Scientists have a hard time trying to understand why people dream. Although recently, neurosurgery’s precise methods of research and invention of sophisticated e

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    Sleep Disorder

    1783 words, 8 pages

    The article “Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Disorders in Older Adults: A Review for Rehabilitation Psychologists” relates most closely to Chapter Seven: “States Of Consciousness.”(Pg.271-290) In chapter seven it explains and discusses the different types of sleep disorders and ways to solve or eliminate these sleeping disorders. The article I choose also discusses causes of sleep disturbance in older adults, primary sleep disorders, insomnia associated with anxiety and depressive disorders, and treatment of sleep disorders. The article is a much more in deep study

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    Examining The Internal Health State And Behavioral Dimensions Of Sleepiness

    2159 words, 9 pages

    Research indicates that America’s sleep problems have increased and might be the number one health problem. The average amount of sleep that people get per night can range anywhere from three to twelve hours. According to Dr. David Dinges, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, it is a fact that people who get fewer than six hours of sleep a night do not live as long as people who get seven hours or more. Most people do not realize the importance of sleep or even realize that it is needed to survive. Many people experience sleep deprivation; however it is commonly seen in co

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    Paper On Sleeping Disorders

    2734 words, 11 pages

    Annually, thousands of people are diagnosed with sleeping disorders. Such disorders include but are not limited to Narcolepsy, Insomnia, and Sleep Apnea. Suffering from such disorders can really take a toll on the mind and body of those suffering. It's also quite possible that not only does a person with a sleep disorder suffer physically and mentally but also socially. Whether or not a person functions and interacts with society appropriately is a big factor in the development of a person from early childhood all the way to adulthood. Sleep disorders can cause enough interference in a person

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