Sleep Deprivation Report

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Sleep rejuvenates the brain functions and physical body. Without enough sleep a person can experience fatigue, impaired concentration, immune suppression, irritability and slow performance. Sleep Deprivation is one of the most common form of Sleep Disorders. A person who suffers an extensive amount of sleep deprivation may be at risk for multiple sleep disorders. According to the DSM-5, “Sleep-wake disorders encompass 10 disorder groups” (“DSM-5,” 2013). However in this essay it will only discuss Insomnia. This essay will provide information on how to detect someone with Insomnia and how to cope with it. Lack of sleep may cause forgetfulness, confusion, irritability, tiredness, moodiness, reduce concentration and memory. It is harmful because …show more content…
Insomnia is having difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. It is also having insufficient sleep with symptoms lasting a month as well as increasing the risk of Depression. It is also associated with high blood pressure. The sleep difficulty occurs at least three nights per week. In order to diagnose someone their “sleep difficulty is present for at least three months. Insomnia is not attributable to the physiological effects of substance such as drug or medication abuse. Coexisting mental disorders and medical condition do not adequately explain complaint of insomnia.” Population based estimates show that about less than a third of adults report symptoms of insomnia. Ten percent to fifteen percent of the population experience associated daytime impairments. Six percent to ten percent have symptoms that meet the criteria for insomnia disorder. There are two types of Insomnia, Acute Insomnia and Chronic Insomnia. Acute Insomnia symptoms last less than a month. It is usually triggered by health problems, medication or stress. Acute Insomnia disappear after the whatever had triggered it pass. Repeated episodes of acute insomnia can evolve into Chronic Insomnia. According to the DSM-5 Concurrent insomnia diagnosis should only be …show more content…
There is no cure for sleep deprivation; however, it can be avoided. To avoid sleep deprivation people need to get enough sleep no less than 6 hours. They can take naps to help increase the amount of time available for sleep. They also need to adhere and to a routine bedtime and avoid exercising before bedtime. They should also avoid caffeine and mentally stimulating activities. To help them fall asleep they should drink milk before bedtime. If a person works he or she will want to limit the amount of shift changes so the body clock can adjust. Remove sound and light distractions in the bedroom during daytime sleep. For instance, covering the windows with a curtain or blanket (Strategies,

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