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Sleep Dr. Elizabeth Mendell HPRB 1710 Wednesday, Sept 3 2008
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Lecture Outline: Sleep Website: why do we snore? Sleep Facts What is Sleep? what happens when you sleep; what happens when you don’t sleep Structure of Sleep: REM & non-REM Sleep Disorders Insomnia Sleep apnea Narcolepsy REM Behavior Disorder Fatal Familial Insomnia Nocturnal Sleep-Related Eating Disorder Healthy Sleep Tips Science of Sleep video
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Website Focus: Why Do We Snore? )
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Sleep Facts I We spend approximately one-third of our lives sleeping. The average American adult needs eight to nine hours of sleep a night. 40 million Americans report that they have a chronic sleep problem; 20 to 30 million report intermittent sleep problems. Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders cost Americans an estimated $100 billion/yr in lost productivity, medical expenses, sick leave, and property and environmental damage. Source: National Sleep Foundation website:
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Sleep Facts II Americans sleep time over the past century has been reduced by about 20%. Television & internet are prime contributors to Americans not getting enough sleep; causes 43% of adults to stay up later than they should. Before Thomas Edison's invention of the light bulb, people slept an average of 10 hours a night; today Americans average 6.9 hrs/night of sleep on weeknights and 7.5 hrs/night on weekends. Sources: "The Promise of Sleep" by William Dement and Christopher Vaughan, 1999; National Sleep Foundation 2000 Sleep in America Poll; 2002 Sleep in America poll.
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What is Sleep? Sleep: a period of rest and recovery from the demands of wakefulness. Can be described as a state of unconsciousness, or partial consciousness, from which a person can be roused by stimulation. Experienced by all mammals and birds.
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Health Effects of Sleep Research indicates that getting adequate sleep is critical to maintaining good health.
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  • Fall '08
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  • National Sleep Foundation

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