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Sleep Deprivation, Disorders, and Drugs Lesson Plan Outline Psy/240-The Brain, the Body, and the Mind By Jacqueline Mulholland November 5 2010 In this lesson we will be discussing common sleep related problem, sleeping disorders and drug. Sleep disorders are a highly common medical issue that affects millions of Americans each year. While some people suffer from mild sleeping problems, such as the occasional nightmare, others have extremely severe sleep disorders that can negatively affect their health if left untreated. In fact, 95 percent of people suffering from a sleep disorder remain undiagnosed. This staggering number means that a huge number of people aren’t getting the treatment they need, putting them in danger of permanently damaging their health. In this section, we will outline and examine various types of sleep disorders. Our articles discuss everything from the causes and effects of sleep deprivation to the prevalence of sleep disorders in women and children. I: The definition for sleep deprivation is characterized by the amount of sleep one gets, meaning little to no sleep. A: There are two types of sleep deprivation acute and chronic. 1:Acute sleep deprivation is caused when ones body forces one to get up from sleep and has other problem staying a sleep through the night. 2: Chronic sleep deprivation is when ones body does not get the time of rest it needs to faction and this happens on a regular basis. B: Sleep deprivation can be divided into four broad areas 1: High paced lifestyles, makes it hard to get the sleep one needs. 2: Sometimes health compilations like shortness of breath makes it hard to get the sleep needed. 3: Side effects of certain medications also play a role in how much sleep one gets. 4: Clinical disorders causes one to miss out on sleep needed. II: Sleep deprivation can have serious effects on your health in the form of physical and mental impairments. Inadequate rest impairs our ability to think, handle stress, maintain a healthy immune system and moderate our emotions. In fact, sleep is so important to our overall health that total sleep deprivation has been proven to be fatal. Without adequate rest, the brain's ability to function quickly deteriorates.
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A: The brain works harder to counteract sleep deprivation effects, but operates less effectively: concentration levels drop, and memory becomes impaired. Similarly, the brain's ability to problem solve is greatly impaired.
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course PSY 240 taught by Professor Colina during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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