Sleep is an altered consciousness that has several disorders. One sleep disorder is sleep apnea. My ex-husband suffers from sleep apnea, meaning he snores excessively loud and stops breathing for periods of a time. A couple of years ago he had to check into a sleep clinic overnight, so the clinic could assess the intensity of his condition. He now has a machine called a C.P.A.P (continuous positive air pressure) that goes on his face to help him breathe at night. When a person is in an altered consciousness state of hypnosis , he or she is particularly vulnerable to suggestion. Hypnosis has been used to help people with pain relief by having the person no long pay conscious attention to the pain. Hypnosis is also used on people who want to stop smoking, by causing them to believe the smell of cigarettes would cause the onset of nausea.
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course PSY 201 201 taught by Professor Peters during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.