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SLEEPING DISORDER

The loss of sleep is a common problem in modern society, affecting many individuals at some point in their lives.

Sleep deprivation occurs when an individual gets less sleep than they need to feel awake and alert. People vary in how little sleep is needed to be considered sleep-deprived. Some people such as older adults seem to be more resistant to the effects of sleep deprivation, while others, especially children and young adults, are more vulnerable.

Although occasional sleep interruptions are generally no more than a nuisance, ongoing lack of sleep can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, emotional difficulties, poor job performance, obesity and a lowered perception of quality of life.

There is no questioning the importance of restorative sleep, and a certain amount of attention is necessary to both manage and prevent sleep deprivation.

This Medical News Today Knowledge Center article examines the consequences of sleep deprivation, along with what can be done to treat and prevent it.

Fast facts on sleep deprivation

Here are some key points about sleep deprivation.

  • Sleep loss alters normal functioning of attention and disrupts the ability to focus on environmental sensory input

  • Lack of sleep has been implicated as playing a significant role in tragic accidents involving airplanes, ships, trains, automobiles and nuclear power plants

  • Children and young adults are most vulnerable to the negative effects of sleep deprivation

  • Sleep deprivation can be a symptom of an undiagnosed sleep disorder or other medical problem

  • When you fail to get your required amount of sufficient sleep, you start to accumulate a sleep debt.

Poor sleep worsens all human abilities like attention, learning, and memory recall. There is an intimate relationship between sleep and anxiety, depression, psychosis.
 

There are two main avenues of treatment for sleep deprivation: Behavioral and cognitive measures and medications.

 

There are a number of effective methods to enhance sleep that do not require medication,

Our sleep recovery program involves:

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Stimulation control

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

  • Hynosis

  • Nervous system Re-calibration