Some Sleep Disturbances

Some Sleep Disturbances - Do not sleep late, nap more than...

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Some Sleep Disturbances Insomnia: Difficulty in getting to sleep or staying asleep Sleeping pills exacerbate insomnia Cause decrease in REM and Stage 4 sleep and may cause dependency Types and Causes of Insomnia Temporary Insomnia: Brief period of sleeplessness caused by worry, stress, and excitement Avoid fighting it and read a book, for example, until you’re struggling to stay awake Drug-Dependency Insomnia: Sleeplessness that follows withdrawal from sleeping pills Chronic Insomnia: Exists if sleeping troubles last for more than three weeks Adopt regular schedule Go to bed at the same time each night Behavioral Treatments for Insomnia Stimulus Control: Establish regular schedule by linking a response with specific stimuli Sleep Restriction:
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Unformatted text preview: Do not sleep late, nap more than one hour, sleep during evening or go to bed early Paradoxical Intention: Remove pressures of trying to go to sleep Relaxation: Use a physical or mental strategy for relaxing Behavioral Treatments for Insomnia Exercise: Strenuous exercise during the day promotes sleep Food Intake: Try eating a starchy snack before sleep to increase amount of tryptophan in brain Stimulants: Avoid caffeine and cigarettes Sleep Disturbances Sleepwalking (Somnambulism): Occurs in NREM sleep during Stages 3 and 4 Gently guide person back to bed Sleeptalking: Speaking while asleep Occurs in NREM sleep Sexsomnia: Attempting to have sex with someone while sleeping...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.

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