Insomnia And The Patterns Of Sleep In My Family

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While living with people, you tend to observe the differing sleeping patterns and disorders that these people tend to develop over time. Sleep is the periodic, natural loss of consciousness. I chose sleep as a topic for this paper because sleep is mysterious yet renewing state of mind. I would also like to figure out why a majority of my family members suffer from hallucinations, insomnia, and sleep apnea. There are a number of different factors that can cause these problems to continue to happen. Factors like age, sleep deprivation, and simply the way the brain is processing everything.
Insomnia is the problem in falling or staying asleep, and it is persistent. Insomnia is common in my family and it effects almost every generation. One reason
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Insomnia is common in my family and it effects almost every generation. One reason that insomnia occurs in my family is the increased, building tolerance of sleeping pills prescribed to members specifically for insomnia. These sleeping aids will help during the beginning of intake, but soon after the tolerance builds and the effects of the pills wear off causing more sleeping complications. Insomnia leads to sleep deprivation, which can lead to major health issues in the future. These major issues caused by sleep loss have set in to the relatives with the most sleep problems, and these issues have led to other serious diseases: for example, cancer, diabetes, heart attacks, and so on. Another problem my family faces is sleep apnea. “Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by the temporary cessations of breathing during sleep and repeated momentary awakenings.” (Myers, 2014, pg. 93) Sleep apnea causes fatigue, depression, irritability, and high blood pressure, and it is often linked with obesity. While sleeping, relatives experience an airless moment and blood pressure provokes them and they wake up to snort for air for a few seconds and then the process is then repeated. The constant breathless moments prevents the person from entering REM sleep, necessary for the proper amount of …show more content…
As I grew older and changed schools, I tend to meet new people and make new friends. One girl that I had encountered was very timid and insecure, and the more I talked to her the more I realized that she was ill because of the eating disorders she had told me about. She would constantly tell me about the personal problems she suffers with home. Her family would constantly terrorize her about gaining weight, yet her bones would show everywhere by cause of her disorder of anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which the person, usually a female adolescent, would starve themselves despite being underweight, and can lead to a binge-purge-depression cycle. This friend would continuously make comments about “how fat she was getting” or she was making remarks about how she shouldn’t be eating or else she would gain so much

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