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    Polyphasic Sleep Essay

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    irregular circadian sleep cycle and insomnia for a while. In recent lectures on Biopsychology, the course dabbled upon the topics of sleep. This sparked my passion and thus writing this paper to demonstrate my past casual researches in polyphasic napping and sleep in general. Sleeping is by far one of the most imperative biological needs for majority of organisms. It is comprised of 4 stages: NREM 1, NREM 2, NREM 3, and REM. In NREM 1, it is considered as light sleep. This stage transition from awake state (Alpha Wave, about 8 to 13 Hz) to onset of sleep (Theta Wave, about 4 to 7 Hz). In NREM 2, it consists about 45 to 55% of total sleep in adult and is characterized by sleep spindles (12 to 14 Hz) and k-complexes. This stage…

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    Schnyer, D. V. (2009). Decision-Making Under Conditions of Sleep Deprivation: Cognitive and Neural Consequences. Military Psychology (Taylor & Francis Ltd), 2136-45.Journal This study was designed to investigate how sleep deprivation affected the decision making with a sample of fifteen participants, four females and nine males. Previous studies, which focused on working memory, concluded in conflicting results; some labs have found that sleep deprivation slowed down cognitive processes…

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    Sleep, it’s a wonderful thing. Whether it is the warm protection of the sheets, the engulfment of your head in the fluff of the pillow or simply the bliss dreaming the night away, sleep, it’s a beautiful thing, but too often this blissful ritual is sacrificed and ignored in the life of a college student. The number one phrase out of any college student, other than “I’m so broke,” is “I’m so tired.” Coming to class or work with dark circles under the slightly glazed over eyes, venti coffee in…

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    Later Start Time Essay

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    to help sleep deprived children? Children and Teens are not getting proper growth opportunities and a major reason to this is the amount of sleep they get which goes back to the ridiculous school start times, there needs to be a change. Other countries are starting to do it, why shouldn’t Australia? Drugs and medicines aren’t going to help or even changing sleeping styles. Children are becoming more and more sleep deprived by the day and if we don’t make a fix to this it may become…

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    Monophasic Sleep Research

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    Sleep is an essential habit we human beings used to utilize. There is hardly possible to imagine our lives without this habit. Though as we people differ between each other the same way sleep patterns do.This overview conducted all around three different publications. One paper overviews history aspects relevant to various sleep patterns. Another one is research around sleep evolution infants undergoing during growth period between two and eight years age at the same moment analyzing the way…

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    Monophasic sleep and variations of polyphasic sleep have their own advantages and disadvantages. Monophasic sleep is generally the most convenient sleep cycle, it has high flexibility in sleeping/waking hours and there is minimal risk of sleep deprivation, but it requires a relatively large amount of total sleep. It is best suited to people working regular hours. Following are the some of the advantages of biphasic sleep cycle: Napping during the day improves memory and cognitive functions. If…

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    prior to 8 A.M. go through the day in a sleep-deprived manner. Early school start times affect how teenagers…

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    Reflection Paper On Sleep

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    Over the course of the past two weeks of tracking my sleep and dreaming, a few observations have been observed and a lot of analysis have been made. I have found that I slept an average of eight hours and ten minutes per night, with the minimum of approximately seven hours and a maximum of eleven hours. Within this two-week span I had built up a small amount of daily sleep debt, ranging fifteen to forty-five minutes a night, but I was able to make up the hours on the weekend, or throughout the…

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    From Sleep Unbound by Andrée Chedid depicts a young girl who feels imprisoned by religion and her family. This young girl’s name is Samya. At 15 she is sent off to marry a 45-year old man. The novel begins with the murder of her husband and we are shown through flashbacks her life and how she got to this breaking point. We experience through descriptive imagery that she is extremely unhappy with her life where she lives with her husband and her sister-in-law. Sleep is used as a re-occurring…

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    perception, nutrition, sleep/rest, elimination, activity/exercise, cognitive, sensory-perception, self-perception, role relationship, sexuality, coping patterns to assess the Sobolew’s family. Health perception and values are focus on family’s perception of health, health management, and preventive practices (Edelman, Kudzma, & Mandle, 2014). In Sobolew’s family, religion plays an important role. They value health as being alive and being able to live out their…

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