Yantis portrays an anecdote to demonstrate the patient of sleep Apnea. She illustrates an example of Joseph which states, " She was surprised by his loud snoring and intermittent pause ...sound of snoring decreased slightly"(Yantis, 24AA). People with sleep apnea fail to breathe for a minute or longer and wake up usually gasping for air. Sleep apnea is a life threatening and serious disease. In a night sleep there can be as many as 20 to 30mins per hour of involuntary breathing pauses.
DYSSOMNIAS It is a type of sleep disorder which causes excessive sleepiness or difficulty in staying or falling asleep. There are 3 types: INTRINSIC (caused by internal factor of body), EXTRINSIC ( caused by external factors of body) and CARDIAC RHYTHM sleep disorder. RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME Also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease, causes discomfort or painful sensations in the legs and there is an irresistible urge o move them. Symptoms occur frequently in the late afternoon or evening and worsen at night when the person is inactive for extended period. Moving legs can cause relief but the the feeling of uneasiness can reoccur once the movement stops.
There are up to seventy types of sleep disorders including insomnia, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. The most prevalent is insomnia because most victims do not sleep because they simply cannot. Sleep apnea in which breathing stops and starts must have treatment to participate in one’s daily routine. Restless leg syndrome is a condition that causes an irresistible urge to move one’s leg and prevent sleep. These are three of the seventy types of sleep disorders that affect one’s sleep (Stoppler).
Sleep Disorder Research Project-Narcolepsy Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder due to overwhelming downiness and sudden attacks of sleep. The word narcolepsy comes from two Greek words translated as “seized by numbers”. The cause of narcolepsy is unknown. Most people with narcolepsy have low levels of the chemical hypocretin. It is first describes by doctors in the 1870s.
Initially symptoms can be relieved with rest. However, over time the pain could get worse or you may develop constant pain, because you actually have one or more small tendon tears, and any symptoms that go past the elbow may indicate a more severe problem. What Causes Rotator Cuff Tendonitis? Rotator cuff tendinitis may be caused by: • Any occupation or activity that has you keeping the arm in the same position for long periods of time. • Favoring one arm to sleep on each night.
On the other hand, clock-dependent alerting will make you stay alert and awake throughout the day. As most of us know, it is quite hard to stay awake and alert when you are feeling very drowsy. When you are going to bed at night you begin to notice how it is hard to keep your eyes open and you eventually fall asleep. Drowsiness is the last stage in advance of falling asleep. So, if you are drowsy while driving or simply studying, the next step is falling asleep which can be extremely dangerous.
They have tried to make it a safer treatment these days by giving the patient muscle relaxants to help control the person’s seizures and they also use anesthetics to put the people to sleep so they are sleeping during the treatment. To me this seems exceptionally dangerous and not worth the risks. One of the risks is the memory loss that people have after the treatments. It is very possible that you could lose some very important things from your memories. Having seizures is dangerous and does destroy brain cells.
Sleeping Beauty Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person has difficulty breathing while sleeping that is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain that triggers a waking response. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep as many as 500 times during the course of a night, although they are not aware that they have been wakened. (Feldman, R. (2016).) If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in a growing number of health problems; hypertension, stroke, heart failure, diabetes, depression and headaches.
In adults, night terrors are usually more severe and often accompany other sleep disturbances, such as insomnia or sleep apnea. Insomnia means that you regularly have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or you may wake up too early. Sleep apnea is a condition where your breathing is interrupted periodically as you sleep. Sleep apnea is usually caused by the back of the tongue or tissue from the throat area blocking the airway when you are asleep (Barclay). In these cases, medical intervention may help.
Sleep disturbance is a major complaint among shift workers. Fatigue, poor sleep, difficulty falling asleep, insomnia, wakefulness when trying to sleep, irritability, poor concentration are all symptoms of shift lag syndrome or shift worker syndrome. There has been much research done on the effects of sleep, performance and accidents comparing shift workers with day workers. Shift workers invariably report more sleep disturbance than day workers (Åkerstedt 2003) There is some evidence to suggest that rotating shifts clockwise every 2 weeks are better tolerated. Employees rotating between morning and afternoon shifts have greater sleep difficulties than daytime workers, more difficulties initiating sleep and night or shift workers also have a shorter duration sleep.