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    Sleep terrors are usually terrifying experiences. A sleep terror is when a person is dreaming but they are physically having an episode of screaming and flailing in fear. It is considered a parasomnia, which is an undesired occurrence during sleep. Sleep terrors can last anywhere from seconds to a few minutes. In extreme cases they can last a while longer. Nightmares are also very terrifying, but they are not the same as sleep terrors. Sometimes you can remember bits and pieces of what the…

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    Healthy Sleep Research

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    always considered sleep a time for your brain to shut down and rest. Thanks to research, we learned this was wrong and now know a lot about sleep. When we sleep, our brain is still active because it has important functions to perform. First, we need to understand what makes us want to sleep. A “substance, called adenosine, builds up in your blood while you’re awake. Then, while you sleep, your body breaks down the adenosine. Levels of this substance in your body may help trigger sleep when…

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    difficult time getting to sleep and staying a sleep a natural sleep aide might provide you with the help you need. There are pros and cons when it comes to taking natural sleep aides. The pro: it is not habit forming like prescription sleeping pills or over-the-counter medications. The con: these herbs are not regulated by the FDA; therefore they have not been proven to cure any disease. Natural sleep aides have been used for generations and the five that are used for sleep disorders like…

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    crimes are committed when individuals neglect one of their most basic needs: sleep. Not only are crimes committed but lives are destroyed through a variety of sleep disorders. Bad sleeping habits and disorders can ruin relationships, health, and general wellbeing. Where is law enforcement when a hard working mother struggles to get a good night’s sleep because of her spouse’s constant snoring? Who is there when someone sleeps their life away? How can a man live with himself when he goes out into…

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    Sleep Disturbances

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    Sleep is essential for all human beings like oxygen. It helps to refresh body and mind after working throughout the day. However, lots of people suffer from sleep disturbance. Most of them are aware of the fact that insufficient sleep can cause physical and psychological problems. But, the causes behind their disturbed sleep are ambiguous to them. They are unaware that their everyday behaviour, some personal choices or any underlying physical illness could be one of the major causes of sleep…

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    Some people may think that they have insomnia because they have trouble sleeping at night or they feel as if they can’t sleep at all. Insomnia is a complicated condition in which falling asleep or staying asleep is difficult. The word insomnia is Latin and means “no sleep”. Waking up often and having trouble going back to sleep characterize it. There are two types of insomnia, primary and secondary insomnia, in primary this means that an individual is having problems sleeping but it is not…

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    individual’s sleep pattern along with telling the brain to release melatonin, a chemical that helps control your wake and sleep cycle. Rotating shifts can create havoc on an individual’s circadian rhythm, and may lead to physical and or health problems over time. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences states that “Circadian rhythms can influence sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, body temperature and other important bodily functions. They have been linked to various sleep disorders,…

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    The Case Of Kenneth Parks

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    one of the experts behind Parks’ defence, stated that during the slow wave sleep stage (a test conducted), the cortex was essentially in a coma which had affected the movements he made by making them less or more reflexive.1 So when he was ‘asleep’, his physical movement were not intended which makes the murder/assault inadvertent. One might say that in a legal sense, “disease of the mind” includes any illness, disorder or abnormal condition that may impair the human mind; however, it excludes…

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    The first topic, and one I found most interesting is how people alter their consciousness through drugs and alcohol. This was really interesting to me as I grew up in a home with drug addiction, so learning about what makes drugs so appealing and addicting really opened my eyes. A lot of the information covered in that section was information that I was already familiar with, however I did read some things that did surprise me. For example, marijuana was listed as a hallucinogen which really…

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    teen who was unable to sleep during the night, then woke up early in the morning for school the next day. That teenager has a higher chance of falling asleep in class or even falling asleep at the wheel due to lack of sleep and early school start times. Early school start times have a bigger effect on teenagers then most researches thought. Adolescents are sleep deprived for one main reason: early school start times. Teenagers perform worse in school due to the lack of sleep they receive and…

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