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    Bluntly said, sleep is vital. It allows our body to create a regular circadian rhythm: a 24-hour internal mechanism that controls our sleep and wake cycle, as well as, our eating and drinking, body temperature, and other biological mechanisms. With a proper circadian rhythm, the brain is able to reconstruct an individual’s daily memories and tie together the numerous things he or she has learned throughout the day (Lange, Dimitrov, & Born, 2010). Sleeping enough hours also leads to a stronger…

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    10 MOST DANGEROUS SLEEP REIGN OF TERROR The sleep patterns and sleep disorders of prehistoric man are unknown, and therefore we must speculate from the comparative physiology of animals and from evidence of other behaviors and illnesses. Although most sleep disorders have probably been present since man evolved, modern society has inadvertently produced several new disorders. Delayed sleep phase syndrome: One of the circadian rhythm sleep disorders. It is characterized by sleep onset and wake…

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    Infant sleep disorders: Infant sleep is very different from the sleep of young children or adults. It has a high percentage of REM sleep that fills 50% of the total sleep time, and sleep occurs in brief episodes throughout the 24-hour day. Approximately two-thirds of the day is spent in sleep. During the first three months of life, the child’s sleep appears to occur with a cyclical pattern that is slightly greater than 24 hours; therefore, the major sleep episode occurs slightly later on each…

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    It is most likely that you are suffering from sleep deficiency. The amount of sleep that a person needs changes depending on their age. On average, teens need around 9 hours of sleep while adults should get 7-8 hours (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). In recent years, sleep deficiency has become a common health problem; almost a third of adults…

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    Insomnia Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is mainly characterized by the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. People who have insomnia often experience: difficulty falling asleep, waking up easily throughout the night and being unable to fall back asleep, waking up much earlier than they would like, and feeling tired after a night of sleep. There are two types of insomnia: acute and chronic. Acute insomnia can be caused by stress in one's life; such as job loss, death of a loved one,…

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    Caffeine is not just a things that makes you cannot sleep overnight, it can make your life become worse. Modern society is full of stresses, but it cannot avoid. Many people use caffe to keep working overnight, as time passes, many people get caffeine addiction. There are two negative effects that caffeine addiction causes: sleep disorder and losing control of emotion. Sleep disorder is one negative effect that caffeine addiction causes. In fact, caffeine has effect for a long time, so it…

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    Sleep, is an important function that effects everyone. Without an adequate amount of sleep, one would be at risk for not only diseases, but also effects one executive functions. While this might be easy to say, some may not be able to sleep because of a disease such as Fatal Familial Insomnia (FFI) which apparently effects forty different families worldwide (Fatal Familial Insomnia 1:40-1:52). Before one would know more about a disease like that, the first thing to know is what is sleep,…

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    REM Behavior Disorder and Sleep Summary REM behavior disorder is a sleeping disorder in which individuals physically act out during the course of their dreams. The behaviors can range from a minimal level of inconvenience such as somniloquy, which is the technical term for sleep talking, to an extreme, physical level of violently lashing out and consequently injuring themselves or others around them. Furthermore, the brainwave activity during the REM stage of sleep in people with RBD resembles…

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    it. With sleep related eating disorder, even though it isn’t ideal, eating unconsciously is possible. Sleep related eating disorder is both a sleep disorder and an eating disorder in which a person partially awakens and with the active part of the brain, begins to prepare and eat food regardless of whether or not they are actually hungry. Being an uncommon disorder, only 2% of people, more than half women, are believed to have sleep related eating disorder. Like sleepwalking and sleep talking,…

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    week’s assignment for the 2 page paper, I was really excited. From the website given I chose sleep disorders and restless leg syndrome as my two topics. I chose sleep disorders, because it has always interested me. I chose restless leg syndrome, because my dad has it. He suffers from it almost every night. I would love to learn more about it to be able to help him. There are many common sleep disorders. Most of them can be caused by stress, physical health, emotional health, physical…

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