9-23 - Night Terror o Children 2 to 6 (15% of kids);...

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Night Terror o Children 2 to 6 (15% of kids); genetic link o Intense period of fear: gasping, moaning, screaming for 1-2 minutes o Heart rate goes up, breathing increases dramatically, usually profuse sweathing o There is an inability for the parents to arouse the child, and the child is unaware that their parents are there o Amnesia for the event (it is NOT a bad dream, NOT a nightmare) o Caused by stress, sleep deprivation, fever o Treatment: regular and plentiful sleep. Architecutre of a nights sleep: o These events happen usually after 90 minutes of sleep, right before Stage 4. Not in REM. Sleep disorders are common o 40 million people are affected by 1 or more of 89 diagnosable sleep disorders o 17,000 sleep disorder centers o Much less sleep disorder centers that have been accredited. Major Illnesses of the sleeping brain Insomnia—caused by stress often 100,000,000 Sleep apnea—life threatening 18,000,000 Narcolepsy-- 250,000 Narcoleptic Tetrad o Excessive daytime sleepiness
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2010 for the course PSYCH 101 at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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9-23 - Night Terror o Children 2 to 6 (15% of kids);...

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