More than 78% of college and high school students pull all nighters at some point in their life in school. When pullin all nighters or not sleeping as long as students should people start to have sleep debt. Sleep debt is when people have exhausted themselves during the week and when the weekend comings you sleep as long as you can to try to make up for the loss of sleep you have missed during the week. Many students think this method will make them less tired in the long run, but it actually hurts them instead. As result of lack of sleep, people worldwide are suffering from diseases, lack of motivation and in extreme cases death because they are not getting the recommended amount of sleep.
Symptoms of SAD include changes in sleeping patterns, general fatigue, loss of pleasure, difficulty focusing, weight gain and thoughts of death or suicide; all of these symptoms are very negative and hurtful to the afflicted persons. One major effect of Seasonal Affective Disorder is the seasonal change in sleep patterns. People who are diagnosed with SAD generally sleep for much longer periods of time during their correlating season than during the greater part of the year. Changing of sleep patterns is a common symptom of depression as well; it is only a symptom of SAD when it only occurs during a particular season. These changes can leave the patient feeling very tired.
Still others are sufferers have an already existent condition, such as pre-menstrual syndrome or depression, which is exacerbated by the coming of the winter. (2). In general, many people suffer from some form of sporadic depression during the wintertime. We may feel more tired and sad at times. We may even gain some weight or have trouble getting out of bed.
Insufficient sleep has adverse effect on our health like obesity, heart attack, stroke etc. One of my friends works at night shift. Almost every night she goes to the work and come at morning. Due to her work schedule she does not have the proper time to sleep and to eat a balanced diet on a regular basis or what our body need every day. Even though she slept at morning, she cannot get proper sleep because sometime she needs to go to market, most of the time her roommate make noise or invite some friends.
“An estimated 40 percent of American adults admit that their work suffers when they are sleepy.” In general, no matter the assignment, the cognitive performance becomes progressively worse as the assignment extends. This can be classified as the effect of fatigue when the brain can no longer process any information and has chosen to shut down from loss of sleep. Specifically, college students are reported as to be suffering more than other entities from working odd hours, long studying sessions, excessive eating & drinking habits as well as taking periodic naps whenever they can during the day. In order to earn the necessary grades to stay in college, students have to risk their health in order to finish the assignments
However, due to the students lack of sleep, students aren 't able to truly absorb the presented material. They don 't reflect on research they are given or expand on the topics that interest them. Attempts to improve or increase their ability to attend or focus can result in unhealthy and unsafe practices of consuming large amounts of caffeine (coffees and high energy drinks) or taking others ' prescription stimulants (Ritalin and Xanax). Decreased learning and poor retention are also a result of tardiness and absences. "One Carnegie Mellon University study found that sleeping less than seven hours a night associated with a tripled risk of coming down with a cold" (Schocker).
In the winter the many individuals experienced much more difficulty seeing dim light after sitting in the dark for a while.3 Another study done in Vancouver shows that electrical activity in the retinas when a bright light is shone, is significantly less in winter4. As much as 5% of Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective disorder, also known as SAD5. SAD is an illness in which the sufferers feel depressed, feel lethargic, and they overeat . There is no known cause for this widespread illness. Many researchers of SAD are speculating on the idea that SAD patients might have seasonal variations in their melatonin secretions.
People with seasonal affective disorder typically suffer from depression only during autumn and winter, when there are fewer hours of daylight. In dysthymia , people feel depressed, have low self-esteem, and concentrate poorly most of the time—often for a period of years—but their symptoms are milder than in major depression. Some people with dysthymia experience occasional episodes of major depression. Mental health professionals use the term clinical depression to refer to ... ... middle of paper ... ...ew the causes of those events as permanent, and overgeneralize specific weaknesses as applying to many areas of their life. Cognitive psychologists also agree that stressful experiences can create depression in people who are predisposed to the illness.
It is more serious than “baby blues” and it makes things very hard for the mother and ultimately the baby. Psychotic depression is depression secondary to a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia. Seasonal affective disorder is depression caused during the winter months and returns every year. It was not noted what type of depression the patient had, but on observation and by reviewing her medical charts it seems as though the patient was experiencing persistent depressive disorder and perinatal depression. I believe that she suffers from persistent depressive disorder because it was mentioned in her chart that she has been in the system off and on since 2008.
Pt c/o of waking up feeling unrested, had trouble falling asleep ever since she could remember, wakes up frequently with difficulty getting back to sleep. She reports sleep disorder sometimes coincide with inability to get comfortable due to shoulder and neck pain especially in the winter months. Pt states the head and shoulder pain are the result of a MVI in 1995 where she had spinal nerve damage and bulging disc. IV. PRESENT HEALTH OF HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: Abdominal pain 8/10 O.