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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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