Insomnia - 443 words
Ralph Roberts is an old man who lives in Derry, Maine (USA). He has a problem : he can't sleep. Every morning he keeps waking up earlier; 3:15...3:02...2:45, and he can't go back to sleep once he wakes up. Then he starts to have hallucina- tions, he can see auras. Since his wife died this problem started. Then he sees that his neighbour, and good friend, Ed Deepneau, has gone mental and that he beats the hell out of his wife Helen. Ed keeps telling Ralph that the Krimson King will destroy the baby-killers and that Ralph shouldn't One night Ralph was sitting in the dark, and suddenly he saw 2 bald doctors with scissors coming up to a neighbours'house and they have a golden aura. He saw the tw ...
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Insomnia - 763 words
Almost everyone experiences insomnia now and then. When one believes he must be in bed by a certain time every night or that he needs a certain number of hours of sleep, it may be the very thing that is preventing him from going to sleep (Munson 21). It is unfortunately true that many people still suffer from poor sleep but do not know that there are numerous programs that can help them. Insomnia, which is due to various causes and includes a vaiety of symptoms, can be reduced or eliminated in a number of ways. Stress is one of the main causes in determining insomnia. It is a fact of every day life and can be defined as any event which causes a significant emotional response. Happy occasions ...
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Insomnia In Wordsworths To Sleep - 301 words
In his poem, "To Sleep," Wordsworth talks about how he can't seem to fall asleep. He never tells us why, but maybe it's because he doesn't know. There probably was a significant event that he experienced that has either affected him psychologically that he doesn't know would affect him, or he has opted to not tell us about it. Either way, his insomnia isn't an uncommon thing. Insomnia is a condition in which a person has difficulty getting sufficient sleep. About 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from insomnia. It can be caused by a variety of things: overactive thyroid gland; diabetes; violent muscle twitching; drinking caffeine-containing beverages before going to bed; and painful arthr ...
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Conquering Insomnia, Pharmaceutical And Natural Methods - 1,026 words
There is an old Chinese proverb that says, "Only when one cannot sleep does one know how long the night is." If you have ever had trouble falling asleep night after night after night, you know how true that is. This condition, known as insomnia affects nearly a quarter of adults in the Unites States. Insomnia not only ruins your night by your difficulty falling asleep, it ruins your day by as you are not physically and mentally prepared to go about and do your normal work and activities. There are many things you can to try to alleviate this problem. Look out for things going on in your life that may causes insomnia and seek help when necessary. There are a lot of treatments, both good sleep ...
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Conquering Insomnia, Pharmaceutical And Natural Methods - 1,041 words
... laying there in bed, which just causes them to let their mind run even more. As Virginia Ramage Smith said, My husband used to say that falling asleep was no problem. All you have to do is turn off the brain. My problem is that he never gave me the instructions to implement his suggestion. There are certain teas and scents you can buy that have a relaxing effect on the body. White noise can relax you as well. Certain calming sounds, such as recordings of nature or even the running of quiet machinery like a fan can drown out the annoying little noises around your house at night (Smith). Sleep restriction involves cutting back the number of hours you attempt to sleep, in order to try to ge ...
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Common Sleep Disorders, Insomnia, Narcolepsy Essay - 626 words
People who suffer from the most common sleep disorder, insomnia, have difficulty falling or staying asleep. Sleepiness caused by insomnia reduces concentration and slows reaction time during waking hours, leading to reduced productivity and accidents. One in three adults experiences some degree of insomnia at one time or another, especially during periods of stress. Longer-lasting cases of insomnia, called chronic insomnia, are less common and may be caused by a number of factors in addition to stress, including imbalances in body chemistry or other medical conditions. Taken under the guidance of a qualified physician, sleeping pills are an effective treatment for temporary insomnia and may ...
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Insomnia - 1,832 words
How many times during the night do we toss and turn, check the clock, and find it ticking away and tell ourselves, 'If I could fall asleep right now I would get at least five hours of sleep'? But, sleep doesn't come so we continue to toss and turn. This happens to many people and may suffer from a disorder known as insomnia. People who suffer from this disorder have many complaints, and many have similar symptoms. Symptoms can vary from stress to pain to always feeling tired. Insomnia is a very difficult disease to have to live with. It is hard for both those that suffer from it and their family members. According to Linde and Savaley's, The Sleep Book, (1974), 'the person who has trouble sl ...
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Fetal Development - 1,281 words
... can be starving for food and that can impact the brain of the fetus and cause malformations. Smoking or drinking during pregnancy can form defects in the fetus and cause it to be The fetus is growing in size and has been training for his entrance into the real world. He has been moving around for quite awhile, since about the eighth week. When the fetus moves inside the uterus he is not just playing he is helping to build muscle and strengthen his bones at the same time. At this time the fetus is also starting to run out of room in the uterus. Now the fetus can't do somersaults like it used to earlier in development. Sometimes the fetus can get hiccups, the mother feels these as small je ...
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A Review Of Sidney Mintzs Sweetness And Power - 582 words
This book was definitely an informative and very detailed history of sugar production and consumption, but, most assuredly, it would not even rate in my top 1,000 books to read list. Let me say first though, Mintz did an excellent job of researching the topic for this book. But, he seemed to concentrate most of his points on the British, with only vague mention of the rest of the world. Furthermore, the format he used proved to be a bit confusing throughout most of the book. Finally, this book could have, very easily, conveyed the same point in 50 pages as it did in 214. I realize that the British way of life did have a large impact on the shaping the modern world, but what about the rest of ...
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A Clean Well Lighted Place A Play Of Light - 633 words
A Clean, Well Lighted Place is a story of lights and shadows, of the coexistence of ''being'' and ''nothingness''. An old man sits outside the cafe, on the terrace, where all the tables are empty except then one he sits at. He hides himself in the shadow - the perfect hiding-place, a hide-out for a person who wants to remain invisible and unnoticed to the people he observes. They - the observed ones - do not even feel his presence, so close and tangible, although there are some who know all about him. The undisturbed and untroubled peace of night is his ''prime time''. He feels the difference then. To a deaf person silence of the night brings relief and consolation after the day full of '' ...
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Mental Illness - 1,213 words
Beliefs and theories about mental illness vary greatly throughout the eyes of professionals. Many view mental illness as a serious condition, while others take it less seriously and see it as a part of everyday life. Although many think doctors are always right, they underestimate the influence and power these physicians exercise based upon their own personal views and ideas. Illustrated in the article, Social Class, Ethnicity and Mental Illness, Ann Vander Stoep and Bruce Link try to show whether there is a relation between mental illness which is linked to ethnicity and people with diverse backgrounds. In contrast, there is the view of Elaine Schowalter who is skeptical about doctors diagn ...
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Dark Vs Light In A Clean Welllighted Place - 1,134 words
Dark Against Light in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place The main character in A Clean, Well- Lighted Place, written by Ernest Hemingway, is the old man. The old man, who remains nameless throughout the short story, comes to the caf for the light it provides him against the dark night. He stays late into the night, and sits In the shadow the leaves of the tree made against the electric light. The old man is deaf and finds comfort in the difference he feels inside the quiet caf. The old man struggles with old age and the feeling of nothingness which is representative of the darkness outside of the caf. The well-lit caf represents order and cleanliness. Outside in the dark, a young soldier and a girl ...
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Adding Up - 912 words
Weight loss can be a battle between mind and body brought on by societys pressure to be lean and beautiful. In every magazine, TV shows, commercials, and on billboards are beautiful thin women. This puts great pressure on young girls and women to be thin and beautiful. Also in many magazine and commercials there are ads for weight loss programs. Many come in pill form such as Meridia. These miracle pills are not all they seem to be. An advertisement for Meridia, a hunger suppressant, attracts attention by showing a small quantity of food that would be left over after each meal. The slogan it would really add up expresses the idea that with the help of Meridia you will leave behind portions o ...
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The Effects Of Media Violence On Children - 982 words
THE EFFECTS OF MEDIA VIOLNCE ON CHILDREN On April 20 1999 two boys by the names of Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris walked into their High school in the little town of Colombine Colorado and opened fire on their fellow classmates.Some say it was the parents others say just pure teen adolescence, I say it was the media. In the 1950's Television was first introduced to America, only ten percent of the families owned a one television in their home, by 1960 that number increased to a mere 90% of the people owning a TV, but now a whopping 99% of homes in our country own a TV. 54% of chidren have one in their own Television has become so much of a part of are existense that it is virtually impossible ...
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - 1,782 words
Have you ever witnessed someone being badly injured or even killed? Have you ever been involved in a fire, flood, or any other natural disaster? The estimated lifetime prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among adult Americans is 7.8%, with men calculating at 5% and women at 10.4%, twice as likely as men to have PTSD at some point in their lives. This represents a small proportion of those who have experienced at least one traumatic event, for 60.7% of men and 51.2% of women reported at least one traumatic event. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in victims who experience or witness life-threatening events, and this disorder can be fami ...
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Should We Use Nutrasweet And Other Artificial Sweeteners - 1,998 words
Should We Use NutraSweet & Other Artificial Sweeteners? Over the years there has been a huge "food fight" concerning the safety of NutraSweet and other artificial sweeteners. In the eyes of the consumer the safety of such products is questionable. In my opinion it isn't safe to use products like this. Though many scientists and other health professionals claim it to be safe I still don't trust these products. In 1981 the little blue packets of NutraSweet appeared on our restaurant tables, and by 1983 NutraSweet was being widely used in diet sodas. But as soon as this wonder of nutritional science appeared on the scene, there was great controversy over its safety. A component in NutraSweet, a ...
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Lincoln And Jefferson Davis - 1,443 words
In this report I compare two great historical figures: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, steered the Union to victory in the American Civil War and abolished slavery, and the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis. Abraham Lincoln was the President of the Union, and Jefferson Davis struggled to lead the Confederacy to independence in the U.S. Civil War. Lincoln was treasured by the African Americans and was considered an earthly incarnation of the Savior of mankind (DeGregorio 20-25). On the other hand, Davis was both admired and hated. Lincoln had a different view of how the U.S. should be in abolishing slavery. Davis was a politician, president of ...
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The Use Of Steroids By Athletes - 1,358 words
Steroids are drugs that many athletes use to enhance their abilities in sports. The use of steroids can be dangerous to both your body and mind. The drug also can give athletes unfair advantages which could propel them to victory. The use of steroids should not be permitted What is a steroid? Steroids are a synthetic version of the human hormone testosterone. Testosterone stimulates and maintains the male sexual organs. It also stimulates the development of bones and muscle, promotes skin and hair growth, and can influence emotions. In males, testosterone is produced by the testes and the adrenal gland. In the 1930's, researchers first developed steroids to rebuild and prevent the breakdown ...
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Dothiepin Vs Fluoxetine Mechanism Of Action And Pharmacodynamics - 1,271 words
Comparison Between Mechanism of Action and Pharmacodynamics of Dothiepin and Fluoxetine Mechanism of action and pharmacodynamics Dothiepin is a tricyclic antidepressant. It acts by promoting the effectiveness of several amines (dopamine, norepinephrine, and 5-hydroxytryptamine, which is also known as 5HT and serotonin). It functions by inhibiting their reuptake at the terminals of nerve cells, thus leading to their prolonged presence at the synaptic cleft and an increased effect on the neuron.(1) The reuptake pumps for the above amines are responsible for reducing the concentration of these amines. Dothiepin works by blocking the pumps. According to the amine hypothesis, a decreased concentr ...
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Heroin - 1,052 words
In the past twenty years heroin use has grown dramatically. Psychoactive drugs have become the young person's largest problem to face. Drugs have become a part of even the most stereotypically normal family's life. No workplace, home, or school can be completely "drug proofed". To live with these drugs one must learn about them. Not knowing the facts about heroin will ultimately lead to the drugs winning the game. Heroin is an opiate, which comes from the opium poppy. When the opium poppy dies, a white substance is left. This substance hardens and turns brown, becoming opium (Smith, 13). Heroin was created to treat morphine addiction for men coming home from WWI. Only until it was too late w ...
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