The light tricks your brain into thinking it’s still the daytime. Since using technology can affect your sleep schedule it’s best not to use it right before you go to bed. Constant light on the back of the brain can cause less developed brains especially when your young. Brains develop differently now than they used to because of the constant interaction with technology. Everyday we forget things, some people more than others, but sometimes forgetfulness can lead to people thinking they have Alzheimer’s when really it’s just a simple life problem.
INTRODUCTION Sleep is one of the most crucial functions of the human body. While a person’s body sleeps, many essential processes are completed, such as the rest for one’s body, the drainage of excess fluid and growth, amongst others. Regardless of the fact that sleep is such an essential process for the body, it is commonly disregarded by teenagers and young adults, who ironically need sleep more than adults do because they are in a stage of rapid growth and development (Pietrangelo, 2014). Unknowingly many people create habits by repeatedly staying awake, whether it is for work or social reasons. Research has shown that lack of sleep negatively affects one emotionally, physically and academically (Peri, 2014).
Sleep is associated with a state of muscle relaxation and reduced perception of environmental stimuli. Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions with surroundings. It is distinguished from wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli but is more easily reversed than the state of being comatose. Sleep is a state in which most animals and all people, including you, are unaware of their surroundings. It is a natural and biological need, just like the need for food and water.
Locke’s Memory Criterion states that in order to remain the same person in the morning, that you were the night before, you have to have had a continuation of consciousness. This criterion states that a person is not the same person when they fall asleep to when they wake up from sleep because consciousness is not continuous. There is a view that we die each time we fall asleep and are born again as a different person when we wake up. According to Thomas Reid, this concept is inaccurate as a person cannot be existing at one point, be non-existing at another point, and then existing again at an even further point. You would wake up if a bucket of water was thrown on you or there was a loud bang close by.
Teenagers have “irregular sleep patterns” and they stay up late, affecting their “biological clocks” which can “hurt the quality of their sleep” (National Sleep Foundation). Schools should start later in the morning because the students need more sleep to perform better academically, teens with more sleep are less likely to become depressed or ill, and longer sleep prevents more wrecks among teenage drivers. Teenagers need more sleep so they can perform to their highest academic potential and improve their grades. “Sleep is believed to reinforce learning and memory,” and students “perform better on mental tasks” when they have the right amount of sleep and are not sleep deprived (Richter). Students cannot learn or mentally achieve their most excellent abilities in school when they are
Despite consciously knowing the time has changed, the body is unable to adapt and adjust its rhythm, thus running on the previous time zone. The general rule of thumb is that for every one hour of change, one day is needed in order for the body to successfully adjust (Robson, 2014). The overall effect of Jet lag is that the sleeping pattern is disrupted as the bodies internal clock does not harmonise with the environmental and social cues produced by the new time zone. This can effect pilots significantly as constant short trips to different time zones can make it hard for the biological and actual clocks to interline thus causing disrupted sleeping patterns. A secondary cause for disrupted sleep for pilots is shift lag.
When it comes to sleep, as many already know, there are various stages. However, what is rarely covered is the stages other than REM (rapid eye movement). The first stage encountered on a nightly basis is that of NREM 1 (stage 1). In this stage, our bodies essentially start to slow down various bodily functions such as breathing and pulse (“sleep”, n.d). Next comes NREM 2 (stage 2).
“Some researchers say dreams have no purpose or meaning and are nonsensical activities for the sleeping brain. Others say dreams are necessary for mental, emotional, and physical health.” (Facts About Dreams). Another thing is that studies have seen the importance of dreams helping our health and life (Facts About Dreams). Some studies that have been done, have found that people who don't dream have experienced increased tension, anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating, lack of coordination, weight gain, and the tendency to hallucinate. (Facts About Dreams).
Sleep Deprivation in Teens “From the time they hit puberty until the age of 22, adolescents need about 9 hours of sleep a night to function optimally—to be physically, mentally and cognitively healthy.” (Juliann Garey 1). There is a huge sleep loss dilemma for teens in America where they aren’t getting enough sleep or tire themselves out too much.While most people know it’s a problem, there have been little to no efforts to actually solve the problem. Teens have many reasons why they have sleep loss, ways that sleep loss affects them, and solutions to lessen or get rid of chronic sleep deprivation. School and other time consuming activities can cause teens to not get enough sleep at night. First off, school, specifically school start times and homework, is probably the biggest reason why teens don’t get enough sleep.
2.2 Freud’s main issues Perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of Freudian theory is the predominance of the unconscious. According to Freud the human mind is like an iceberg. It is frequently hidden in the unconscious. He further supposed that the conscious level of the mind was like to the tip of the iceberg which could be seen, but the unconscious was mysterious and was hidden. Freud's interest lay in those unconscious beliefs which, he claimed, the greater part of what one experiences in her/ his life, the underlying sensations, beliefs, feelings, and impulses are not available to one at a conscious level.
I cannot say that I am surprised by that number, I know a lot of family and friends that struggle with falling asleep and staying asleep. I have an under active thyroid and I believe that I why I struggle with sleep. 15-20 percent of US adults have a chronic condition that effects sleep. A recent study in sleep health showed that a good nights sleep or lack of sleep is related to maintaining brain health and cognitive function and overall improves your well-being. The
Individuals tend to slip in and out of slumber several times during the night. Darkness greatly limits activity and determines the time allotted to sleep. Folks there frequently complain of getting too much sleep, not too little. Balinese infants are carried and held continuously by caregivers so that they learn to fall asleep even in hectic and noisy situations to groom “fear sleep” that will literally scare them into sleep. Teenagers may require more sleep than adults and may have a natural tendency to go to sleep later and wake up later than at other ages.
Initial 8: 5 Surprising Facts About Sleep Apnea No one likes snoring, not even the person doing the snoring. But what are you going to do? Everyone makes noise when they sleep, right? Isn’t snoring just something that some people do? Yes and no.
My cognitive function would decline and my memory would not be able to retain new information nearly as well. I might be less imaginative or creative because a lot of idea come from sleep and more specifically from REM, but if I never reach REM then that would dwindle. If the lack of sleep makes me tired the following day my attention span, concentration, reasoning ,and problem solving will be affected. Therefore, my ability to learn will be severely impacted because my learning relies on those function previously stated. Additionally, I could develop various conditions as a result of sleep deprivation such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia.