Makes It Hard Fall Asleep
777 wordsWhen I first came to college there were a lot things I had to get used to, living in the dorms, school work, freedom, etc. Over time I became used to being in college. But the one thing I still haven't gotten used to is sleeping, or I should say lack of sleeping. For me, sleep is something that happens very rarely. You might count the naps here or there but I basically don't get very much sleep at all. For some reason I find it necessary to stay up to wee hours of the morning doing absolutely no...
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Fall Asleep Human Beings
945 wordsOne of the primary themes of Kaye Gibbons novel Ellen Foster is the vitality of storytelling in the human life. The fact that narrative is the only art that exists in all cultures (Morton, 2) indicates that storytelling is instinctive in all humans. Nothing passes but the mind grabs is and looks for a way to fit it into a story, or into a variety of possible scripts (Morton, 3). In an article written for The New York Times Book Review, Katherine Morton restates and supports many of the storytell...
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Hours Of Sleep Sleep Deprivation
1,911 wordsTeenagers grow more and more busy by the minute. Unfortunately, this means less and less sleep. Sleep deprivation can cause many serious negative side effects to teenagers already harried lives. These side effects can range from such common problems as sleepiness during the day to more serious problems such as headaches, to the most extreme effect of all death. Misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, sleep deprivation is one of the hardest disorders to detect. Truthfully, the only way to correct it is by a...
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Hours Of Sleep Sleeping Pills
1,017 wordsInsomnia is the perception or complaint of inadequate or poor-quality sleep because of one or more of the following: Waking up frequently during the night with difficulty returning to sleep Insomnia is not defined by the number of hours of sleep a person gets or how long it takes to fall asleep. Individuals vary normally in their need for, and their satisfaction with, sleep. Insomnia may cause problems during the day, such as tiredness, a lack of energy, difficulty concentrating, and irritabilit...
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Ready For Bed Obsessions And Compulsions
1,195 words... and she was checking all the time again. VII. Judy Judy is 13. Her life has been ruled by OCD as long as she could remember. She never even thought much about it until she was 8 and stayed over at her friends house for an overnight. That was the first time Judy realized that she was different. She thought OCD was just part of being human. Well, when the other girls got ready for bed in 10 minutes and she was still getting ready for bed an hour later, she realized she was different. Judy was ...
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Ellen Foster Fall Asleep
1,014 wordsIn the book Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons, the main character Ellen is a young girl growing up in the south who tries to understand why her relationship is so complex with Starletta who is black. The pressure that Ellen's family puts on her makes her think twice about her friendship with Starletta. In the final passage of Ellen Foster, Ellen says, I came a long way to get here but when you think about it real hard you will see that old Starletta came even further. (Pg. 126) Ellen has arrived at a...
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Rem Sleep Fall Asleep
1,871 wordsHow 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 ...
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Sleep Apnea Sleep Disorders
1,272 words... e Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) measures the speed of falling asleep. In this test, patients are given several opportunities to fall asleep during the course of a day when they would normally be awake. For each opportunity, time to fall asleep is measured. People without sleep problems usually take an average of 10 to 20 minutes to fall asleep. Individuals who fall asleep in less than 5 minutes are likely to require some treatment for sleep disorders. The MSLT may be useful to measure t...
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Person In The World Fall Asleep
1,611 words... eople dont assume that you will always be hurt, open your heart to someone who you can trust and you will find true love, dont deny yourself of that feeling Even though a kiss is very good, there is a moment right before you begin that is even better And well it wasn't just like a kiss, cause I was thinking, I like him so much and it was like me telling him that Being with you is the most amazing feeling in the world - every time I see you I start to get the most incredible feeling in my sto...
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How Manic Depression Is Environmentally Caused
2,894 wordsHow manic depression is environmentally caused? Depression is the most widespread disease of XX century. During all the past and in present century depression was considered as a normal condition of artistic, creative people. We heard more than once: I am in depression, live me along ." Actually, depression is a dangerous disease, which causes unfeigned suffering. Now it is already proved that the risk of falling sick with depression depends on the conditions the person lives in. Nice psychologi...
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Advantages Of Changing The High School Start Time
1,008 wordsAdvantages of changing the high school start time. Education is very important part of our life, so no wonder that our government focuses great attention on both: education process and the students being the integral part of good educational system. The modern school educates children with one objective in mind: their academic success. There are many committees investigating the option of a later start time for the high school students. Will a later start time improve the grades of high school s...
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Rapid Eye Movement Walking Down The Street
1,835 wordsMiranda was walking down the street and she came to a stoplight, it was red. While she was waiting, somehow she had fallen asleep standing up. This was not the first time for Miranda or others like her, Miranda suffered from a disorder called narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and affects more than 200, 000 Americans, but can be helped with scheduled naps and drugs such as Provigil and Yohimbine. Those with Narcolepsy experience excessive daytime ...
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Hard To Follow Fall Asleep
718 wordsEffect of Sleep on Memory This article is from The Journal of Experimental Psychology, and was written on an experiment performed by psychologist Bruce R. Ekstrand, from the University of Colorado. He experimented on the effects that sleep has on ones memory, after learning a particular bit of knowledge, in this case a certain list of twelve three-letter words. There were several different ways Ekstrand went about discovering whether sleep would facilitate memory or not. Out of the entire group ...
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Interpretation Of Dreams Collective Unconscious
3,728 wordsfreud dreamworks By: leo 1 INTRODUCTION Although Jung was a pupil of Freud, and one would think they shared the same idea about the interpretation of dreams, that is not exactly true. Freud proposed the notorious idea that dreams are a reflection of subconsciousness, but Jung expanded on Freud and added another dimension to this relation. In Jung's view, dreams not only lead to personal subconsciousness, but also to collective unconsciousness. This paper attempts to present the two theories of d...
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Hours Of Sleep Set Of Rules
1,372 wordsMatthew L. Wald, in the article A Study of Truckers? Need for Sleep Raises New Alarms located in the issue of the New York Times dated October 13, 1997, attempts to convey the results of a study conducted by the United States Transportation Department on the sleep deprivation of truck drivers. The author makes valid points on the issue but fails to back up these points with enough supportive evidence. The study was done to show how a new set of regulations could be structured. In order to determ...
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Hours Of Sleep Fall Asleep
390 wordsInsomnia is a sleeping disorder enabling people to fall asleep. It is a relatively common disorder that can affect people of all ages for varying amounts of time. Usually its effects last for only a few nights, but it is possible for the symptoms to continue for months and even years. It can be caused by several factors like psychiatric problems, persistent stress, use of stimulants or alcohol, a lack of exercise, excessive noise or light, and certain physical illnesses. Insomnia is not defined ...
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Middle Of The Night Sleeping Pills
1,206 wordsSleep! Sleep! Sleep! What exactly is sleep and why do we need it? Sleep is the state of partial or full unconsciousness by which the body restores itself. Without sleep, it would be impossible to survive. The body needs time to rejuvenate its system functions, and to temporarily shut down and rest. An appropriate amount of sleep for a young-adult is around 8 or 9 hours. The inability to fall asleep or to sleep long enough to feel rested is insomnia, which affects about 30 million people in the U...
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Blood Clots Fall Asleep
676 wordsTo the kids, he was the candy man. Every Sunday morning in my father s church he came with his suit coat pockets filled with sweets and everyone at the service knew it. All of us grandchildren sat next to him, but every kid would stop by at least once to reach into his pocket. He would always fall asleep during the sermon, which provided an ample opportunity to grab a little extra candy. But he always gave us what we wanted anyway. I spent the night at his house as often as I could. My grandmoth...
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York Ballantine Books Lucid Dreaming
1,929 wordsLucid Dreaming Dreams are the playground of the mind. Anything can happen when one is dreaming. The only limitation is that we only rarely realize the freedoms granted to us in our dreams while we have them. Lucid dreaming is the ability to know when one is dreaming, and be able to influence what will be dreamt. A normal dream is much like passively watching a movie take place in your skull. In a lucid dream, the dreamer is the writer, director, and star of the movie. Lucid dreams are exceptiona...
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High Blood Pressure Sleep Apnea
1,677 wordsleep Apnea is a disorder that causes the cessation of breathing during sleep. There are three types of Apnea: Obstructive, Central, and Mixed. The most common type of apnea is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The individual suffering from OSA may stop breathing hundreds of times during the night for more than a minute at a time. The word Apnea literally means with out breath in Greek. (1) Like all muscles in the body while sleeping, the soft palate and tongue muscles relax, and end up collapsing c...
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