Sleep Apnea: The Psychological Effects Sleep apnea is becoming increasingly more concerning for the association this sleep disorder poses to the psychological effects on people. Sleep deprivation is only one example of the effects caused by this medical condition which could be related to increased anxiety and depression. Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea without even realizing the sleep disorder is creating a problem. There has been significant progress in identifying sleep apnea, especially obstructive sleep apnea, and creating successful methods to help individuals more easily live with it. The thought of losing breath while sleeping without knowing this is occurring can intimidate an individual and his or her family.
These areas are of particular interest to those seeking to investigate sleep deprivation, or individuals who suffer from sleep deprivation by investigating the symptoms, causes and strategies to combat sleep deprivation. The information collated in this report was collected from a variety of secondary sources including websites, books, documentaries, statistics and academic journals. A report format was selected to ensure that information concerning the guiding questions were successfully answered. While surveys were conducted information collected was discredited due to the reliability of the information collected. Definition of sleep Sleep is a state when the body’s senses and motor activity are disrupted resulting in total or partial unconsciousness (Nordqvist, 2010).
Al, 2014). Not only does being sleep deprived affect our brain, it can affect our mood as well (Bernier, 2009). With all of these effects we can become moody, stressed, have trouble remembering and even make more poor choices than we would if we had adequate sleep. We have various research on what happens to our brain when we don’t get adequate sleep. With all the data we know how important it is to get sleep.
The normal cause of primary insomnia is due to anxiety or stress. Usually when the individual’s stress fades away, the sleep is then restored again. For some others, the bad sleeping habits will come back to the person because they start to worry about his or her sleep. At this time it turns into “learned” insomnia or it is also referred to as behavioral insomnia. Although primary is one of the most common types of insomnia, there are yet a few other typ... ... middle of paper ... ... used to counteract the negative thoughts with a more accurate understanding, "I am not sleeping well tonight, but I have had many other nights like this and have been able to function reasonably during the day anyway".
Sleep is a vital part of life. The many different functions of the body depend on sleep to reenergize and grow. Various types of sleep disorders and parasomnias can interfere with sleep, leaving one feeling sluggish and slow. Many people live with sleep disorders that are untreated or not diagnosed, while others suffer with these disorders, and are unable to get a good night’s sleep. Sleep disorders affect many people and they can be easily treated.
There is a lot of research done on this sleeping disorder, but there is still a lot more to figure out on it. Why I wrote this The reason why I chose this topic was because I have a lot of friends and family including myself with this disorder. I wanted to more about it on why people have it and their reasons. I also wanted to figure out other ways to treat it without medicine for example: things you could change in your everyday life to help you fall asleep. I did not find too many ways to treat it without medicine besides being more active like exercising, but even then those did not help me in my situation.
Given the effect of sleep deprivation on our lives, understanding the cellular and molecular pathways affected by sleep deprivation is clearly of social and clinical importance. Sleep deprivation (SD), or sleep loss is ordinary in modern society. The increasing time of sleep loss could lead to sleepiness, involuntary 'microsleep', problems in sustained attention, and cognitive slowing. However, the underlying effects of sleep deprivation on cognitive capacities remain unclear. According to an emerging energy allocation model or, (EA), biological processes that remain unfulfilled to sleep loss largely lead to the functional deficits.
Sleep is really important and if not enough of sleep is achieved it causes several repercussions both mentally and physically. Someone might not think that sleep deprivation has affected them but if they look closely they will see several symptoms that shows it has. “The most obvious is sleepiness…A lack of sleep can also lead to mood changes and difficulties with thinking and behaviors” (Peters). Sleep deprivation causes many of the repercussions that Peters talked about and quite a bit more mental problems. These are some of the mental problems, but sleep deprivation not only causes mental problems but a wide array of physical ones too.
“What are the effects of these sleep disorders on the body?”, is a question everyone has. We will learn about the main sleep disorders and their symptoms, causes, and factors that worsen them. You will know what the stages of sleep, and basic information about sleep and sleep problems. One of the leading sleep disorders is Insomnia. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is commonly heard about.
Sleep disorders can be broadly defined as an alteration in a person’s sleep cycle. Sleep disorders, being so broad can encompass several common sleep disturbances that humans deal with. Among these disturbances are, including but not limited to; Nightmares, sleepwalking, insomnia, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy. Depending on the severity of, and type of sleep disorder a person has, it can cause significant harm to the amount of sleep they get, only exacerbating the problem. More generally than sleep disorders, sleep study is crucial to the world of psychology.