Non-medical use of prescription drugs is prevalent among college students. Various publications have indicated that the abuse of prescription drugs on campus is becoming a major concern of medical practitioners (Weyandt and DuPaul). Although there are policies in place to reduce the access to prescription drugs, studies have revealed that these drugs are very accessible to students on campus. Stimulant medications, which are used to to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, are heavily used by college students. ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that first appears in childhood and often continues well into adulthood. A person suffering from this disorder may have difficulties concentrating
Nationwide Children’s is an informational database that contains a lot of suggestions and data about various illnesses. It also tells about common problems children face when growing up. The title of this page is ¨Sleep in Adolescents (13-18 years)¨ There is no listed author.
Many kids in America come to school tired and not ready to learn. Being tired can effect your child's grades. Parents might not realize that their child is falling behind because of lack of rest. Teenagers should get up to 9 1/2 hours of sleep yet many kids only get up to 7 hours of sleep. I believe schools should start at 10 so that kids brains will function better.
Naps can leave people with “sleep inertia,” especially when they last more than 20 minutes. Sleep inertia is defined as the feeling of grogginess and disorientation due to awakening from a deep sleep. This can cause inconvenience to those who must perform a task immediately after waking up from a napping period.
The article I chose is "Why is Sleep Important?" by Michael Twery. I found the article on the U.S Department of Health & Human Services website. The article starts with the fact that 35 percent of adults report getting less than seven hours of sleep during a 24 hour period. 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.
We all know this; waking up to a blaring alarm or an annoyed parent. You try to bury yourself in sheets and protect yourself from the harsh light. You drag yourself out of bed with hair blown to one side of your head. Walking across the hall like an extra from “The Walking Dead,” you eat breakfast and brush (or the other way around) and throw on some clothes. You head out and start another miserable morning. This is pretty much how I start every school morning. This is probably how a lot of you start your mornings. There’s no worse way to start a day of school than to wake up with a case of “Zombie Daze Syndrome” (ZDS). One might say that waking up tired isn’t that bad, but it is way,
It is 6:00 am, most high school students are either up or waking up and getting ready for school, knowing that they have a bus to catch at 6:40. The kids cannot stay attentive and cannot focus because they were up late studying for that important test and now they are going to have problems focusing and concentrating during school that day.
Three sources are used to support the crucial assertion that teenagers do not get as much sleep as needed to properly function, with an additional three citations to show that this problem worsens throughout high school. Several more sources are referenced to clarify that early school increases student sleepiness, and that drowsy driving is dangerous. With that first paragraph covered, most any reader would be willing to believe extensive research has been done throughout the article and all provided information is accurate. This trend is continued to the second paragraph with another five reputable
In today’s busy world people are constantly consumed by technology 24/7 and other distractions that prevent beauty sleep. Ask any average American or full time college student and they might tell you they are suffering from a lack of sleep. In “Has modern life perverted the experience?” author Rubin Naiman attempts to convince readers that in the daily pursuit of full nights’ rest they shouldn’t rely on addictive over the counter sleep medications. Published for the newsletter blog Arts & Letters Daily, Naiman goes to great lengths to explain the side of effects of minimal sleep and artificial sleep aids. Readers who find the topic of slumber unusually gratifying might find this quite boring due to writers lack of simple solutions for the certitude the article spends almost six pages complaining about such as
“Like good diet and exercise, sleep is a critical component to overall health,” (“How Much”). Sleep is an essential to every person's’ health. Especially young kids. A better sleep schedule comes with an stable immune system, an increase in healthy growth, and also better blood-sugar levels and a decreased risk of obesity. There have also been improvements in attendance, alertness, and student-reported depression. Advantages for teens to get the current amount of sleep include; higher GPAs and a lower risk of drowsy driving. (Snider) With the constant need to be awake during the day, and well through the night, adults and teens alike rely on
Adolescents need about 8-10 hours of sleep a night in order to be getting a full night’s sleep; however, majority of high school students don’t get anywhere near that. If a student went to bed at 11 pm they would have to sleep until about 7:30 am for an adequate amount of sleep; however, according to the CDC, almost 70% of high-school students report sleeping 7 hours or less on a regular basis. One reason high school students struggle with getting enough sleep has to do with a hormone in their body called melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone which helps control one’s sleep and wake cycles, but as children approach and begin going through puberty the melatonin in their body starts being produced on a delayed schedule. Therefore, adolescents have a hard time falling asleep or even feeling tired before 11
Many health issues can occur from not getting enough sleep. Although, these issues do not occur when students get the correct amount of sleep. “Sleep is critical to brain development, memory function, and cognitive skills especially among children and teenagers” (Experts). Some of the difficulties resulting from sleep deprivation are impaired alertness and attention, difficulty to solve problems, cope with stress, and retain information. More include, depression, substance abuse, increase in sexual activity and aggression. This can also produce mood swings, obesity, and immune disorders.
Numerous studies, including those published by Elizabeth Baroni and her colleagues in 2004 and by Fred Danner and Barbara Phillips in 2008, have found that fewer hours of sleep is a direct result of earlier start times, as teenagers may not fully atone for earlier starting times with earlier bedtimes. Activities such as sports and work, as well as family and social schedules, may make it difficult for students to adjust to the earlier bedtime. Another thing is that the beginning of puberty brings two factors that can make this adjustment particularly difficult for teenagers: an increase in the amount of sleep needed and a change in the natural timing of the sleep cycle. Hormonal changes, in particular, the release of melatonin which changes the natural everyday rhythm of teenagers, making it more difficult for them to fall asleep early at night. Lack of sleep, as a result, can interfere with learning. A 1996 survey of research studies found considerable data that less sleep is correlated with a decrease in cognitive performance, both in a laboratory setting and through self reported sleep habits. Researchers have likewise reported a negative correlation between self reported hours of sleep and school grades among both middle and high school
The pituitary gland is a central endocrine organ that regulates basic physiological functions incuding growth, reproduction and metabolic homeostasis. It situates at the base of the brain, under the optic chiasm, inside a depression on the upper surface of the sphenoid bone, the sella turcica1 (Fig.1).
Hello everybody, I’m going to speak about the most time-consuming activity in our lives: sleeping. As a matter of fact, we usually don’t pay much attention to the quality of our sleep, in spite of influencing a big deal our performance during the day, our health and well-being, in other words, our quality of life. That’s the reason why I would like to introduce some interesting material to understand better this important though disregarded necessity. First of all, I’d like to explain briefly how sleep works, then I’ll tell you the effects of not sleeping at all and finally, I’ll give you some advice that may help to improve the quality of our sleep.