Sleep and Sleep Problems brief paper

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  SLEEP  AND  SLEEP DISORDERS BY  SUBMITTED TO:  DATE: DECEMBER 5, 2007  
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Outline summary 3 Introduction to Sleep 3 Sleep Disorders Insomnia 5 Sleep Apnea 7 Conclusion 9 Bibliography    10  
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SLEEP AND SLEEP DISORDERS Outline Summary This report discusses sleep, the need for adequate and good quality sleep and  the positive effects it has on a person.  It talks about individual sleep  requirements and factors affecting it, such as the internal biological clock.  It  then introduces disorders that disrupt sleep and goes on to explain two of the  most common sleep disorders in the world today: insomnia and sleep apnea.  2
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Introduction to Sleep Sleep is one of the most basic yet essential functions a human body  performs.  Good quantity and quality of sleep is vital to a person’s daily life.  It affects one’s performance by helping to think clearly, react fast and form  memories.  It rejuvenates the brain after it has performed mentally  challenging tasks and aids with creative problem solving, maintaining focus  and good overall decision making.  Adequate and good quality sleep affects  a person’s mood positively and reduces feelings of irritability and  depression.  From the health perspective, good sleep over the long term goes  towards lowering the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and other  medical problems.  It is essential for the creation of hormones, such as those  responsible for growth, fighting infections and preventing obesity and  diabetes. 3
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Each person’s sleep needs are different and unique.  Generally, the optimal  sleep time for most adults is 7-8 hours each night, for children 9-10 hours a  night and for babies 16-18 hours a day.  As people age they tend to sleep  less and awaken more easily and frequently.  However, sound sleep is very  important at any age and is especially so for older individuals.
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