Sleep is important for our health and well-being. Extensive research has been done on the effects of sleep. These studies consistently show that sleep plays a vital role in promoting physical health, longevity, and emotional well-being. This explains why, after a good night's sleep, we feel better, our thoughts are clearer, and our emotions are less fragile. Without adequate sleep our judgment, mood, and ability to learn and retain information are weakened.
One of the question that will be answer in my essay is why we sleep? Is it because of an ancient survival instinct we have? It very well could be however another explanation for why we sleep is based on the belief that sleep is for our bodies to restore what we lost in the body while we were awake. It is thought to provide the body with the rest it needs in order to repair itself. We have been able to gather information about sleep due to human and animal study and research alike. One of the things we have learned from animal research is that the animals who are deprived of sleep start to have their immune system deteriorate. We can support this claim because of the findings of the hormones that are released. One of the other positive aspects of sleep is that when we
The sleep assessment conducted on the patient had an interesting dynamic in how we think we sleep opposed to how our partner says we sleep. The patient wakes up every morning at 6 a.m. and takes a nap right after lunchtime approximately at 1 p.m. The daily naps, according to the patient, last about forty-five minutes to an hour. When asked about restlessness when waking up the patient with a stern voice and pointed finger says, "When I'm up I'm up and ready to go." The patient also explained that they have no trouble staying asleep; however going to sleep can be challenging depending on if anything troubling is on her mind.
Specific Purpose: Sleep and college students usually don’t tend to get along very well. Sleep and college life often bump heads due to stress, coursework and social activities. This speech will give the students useful information about dangers of not getting enough sleep and also hints on how to get a better nights sleep.
A common and overlooked sleep problem throughout college aged people is insomnia. While some people don’t even know they have it, it could be greatly affecting their outlook on life. Not getting the correct amount of sleep each night can lead to some very extreme mental health problems. These include: paranoia, hallucinations, schizophrenia, and night terrors. Could therapy help people who suffer from these health problems caused by insomnia? Researchers who conducted this experiment in the UK, Freeman at el, (2015) hypothesized insomnia is a contributory casual factor to psychotic-like experiences. With the help of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the subjects will get better sleep, therefore they will have less psychotic-like experiences.
“Nightmares and sleep disturbances are common complaints among military Veterans” (Plumb & Zelman, 2009). Helping Veterans overcome these common complaints are difficult to remove. This article describes the findings nightmares and sleep disturbances in military Veterans, which assessed the efficacy of Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting therapy for the Military (ERRT-M) in improving sleep quality and quantity and diminishing nightmares, symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, and depression in a trauma-exposed, Veteran sample. “Outcomes of this trial study suggest that directly targeting sleep and nightmares is successful in improving sleep disturbances and related psychopathology in several Veterans”. Helping Veterans now overcome these
Sleep disruption in hospital patients is a common problem; therefore, sleep deprivation has become a longstanding problem. Many studies on sleep deprivation and its negative consequences on health have been carried out by both nursing researchers and others although it seems to fall on deaf ears. However, all the researchers agree on one point: sleep deprivation is rampant in US hospitals.
We take sleep for granted so much, where most of the time we would like to abandon it as much as we can in our lives to accomplish a goal or have a good time, when in the long run we damaging our most precious time that we can never make up. It should be taken as a privilege and almost and honor when we our able to close our eyes and wake up to a new day and within the hours of a day complete as much as we can so we can keep the routine going. It can be easier said than done most of the time for people and I know that I am one of them. We have to cram assignments and chores that need to be done until the last second, because most of us procrastinate in the process. When we had an assignment about this topic I was fascinated and could relate to it in many ways. Then, recently I had a family death because of sleep deprivation and I definitely knew that this would be the topic I would like to pursue and research about. I will be going over the many ways sleep deprivation can affect the body, personality, and how you can either prevent or overcome the disease. It’s a silent epidemic that seems to continue to get slept on, but that’s why I would like to bring recognition