After reaching goal

After reaching goal - There are 3 basic patterns of...

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After reaching goal, Randy slept for 14.75 hours, after which all of the speech and memory problems disappeared. He also obtained an extra 6.5 hours of sleep over next two nights, regaining 24% of lost sleep including 2/3 of lost stage 4 and 1/2 of lost REM. It is a bit misleading to use the term "regaining lost sleep" as we never truly regain sleep (once gone, it's gone). However, what happens is that we can have an increase in the amount of particular stages of sleep we obtain. This is often referred to as "regaining lost sleep". Randy's experiences showed us several things about sleep, including: a) the cerebrum and human behavior are affected, although significantly harmful effects were not found b) physical condition (BP, Heart Rate, strength, etc) all remained normal throughout the study. c) circadian rhythms were demonstrated d) most recovery sleep occurred in one session and most recovery was stage 4 and REM. Sleep Disorders 1. Insomnia - chronic problem with obtaining a sufficient amount of sleep.
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Unformatted text preview: There are 3 basic patterns of insomnia: a) initial problems falling asleep b) difficulty remaining asleep c) persistent early awakenings Although many people believe they are insomniacs, most are not (pseudoinsomnia). There is a high rate of false belief in insomnia for several reasons. The main reason is the erroneous belief that we must get 8 hours of sleep. Many sleep experts (including several that I have worked with) insist that 8 hours is the required minimum for the "normal" adult human to obtain in order to function properly. However, the research simply does not support this. It is true that some cognitive functioning is slightly hindered, but overall, not obtaining 8 hours of sleep is NOT going to cause you major problems. Now, it may make you very tired, and the feelings of drowsiness may then result in problems, but physiological deficits due to sleep deprivation are not seen simply by not obtaining 8 hours of sleep a night. Sorry....
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