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In the News (Tue 18 Jun 19)

  Sleep Deprivation
Sleep was not taught during their medical training.
Sleep debt is caused by not having enough time to get the sleep you need, or it is due to a sleep disorder which disrupts sleep.
Sleep deprivation as bad as alcohol impairment, study suggests
www.sleepnet.com /depriv.htm   (355 words)

  The Human Brain - Sleep and Stress
Sleeping problems are almost always involved in mental disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, as well as head injury.
Sleep quality improved or remained the same for students who directed their focus away from their emotions, but diminished for those who fretted and brooded as a way to cope with stress.
Sleep could prove to be an important part of the strategy for preparing for challenges such as exams.
www.fi.edu /brain/sleep.htm   (2459 words)

 Sleep deprivation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sleep deprivation is a general lack of the necessary amount of sleep.
Sleep deprivation is sometimes employed as an instrument of interrogation.
Sleep deprivation results in a significant reduction of cortisol secretion the next day and this reduction appears to be, to a large extent, driven by the increase of slow wave sleep during the recovery night.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sleep_deprivation   (1517 words)

 Sleepless at Stanford
Teaching about sleep and dreams, the nature and consequences of sleep deprivation, and common sleep disorder symptoms is essentially absent from the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in our colleges and universities.
Sleep is an active process in which sensory stimulation is blocked or modified in some way such that we cease to be conscious of the world around us.
Sleep disorders are illnesses and disturbances of sleep and wakefulness that are caused by abnormalities existing only during sleep or abnormalities of specific sleep mechanisms.
www.stanford.edu /~dement/sleepless.html   (2365 words)

 Sleep Deprivation Information
Sleep deprivation is a shortage of the correct amount of sleep that we need to function properly in our normal daily lives and to regenerate various parts of our body, more importantly the brain.
Sleep is also needed to help the body in its battle against infection.
The correct amount of sleep and rest for you is whatever amount that allows you to awake refreshed and stay energised enough throughout the day.
www.help-with-sleep-problems.com /sleep-deprivation.html   (364 words)

 Sleep - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Both REM sleep and NREM sleep stages 3 and 4 are homeostatically driven; that is, selective deprivation of each of these states subsequently causes a rebound in their appearance once the person is allowed to sleep.
The cycle of sleep and wakefulness is regulated by the brain stem, thalamus, external stimuli, and various hormones produced by the hypothalamus.
With the recent demonstration that sleep is phylogenetically ancient (Shaw et al Science 2000, Hendricks et al Neuron 2000), the focus for understanding the purpose of sleep shifts from humans and other mammals to simple animals that predated the emergence of arthropoda and chordata phyla.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sleep   (3381 words)

 Sleep deprivation may be undermining teen health   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In adolescents, who are biologically driven to sleep longer and later than adults do, the effects of insufficient sleep are likely to be even more dramatic--so much so that some sleep experts contend that the nation's early high-school start times, increasingly common, are tantamount to abuse.
At the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in June, she and colleagues presented research showing that in the evening, exposure to even very dim lighting delayed melatonin secretion for participants who were in middle or late puberty, but not for prepubertal participants.
Although it's difficult to untangle cause and effect, it's likely that sleep deprivation and problems controlling impulses and emotions exacerbate one another, leading to a "negative spiral" of fatigue and sleepiness, labile emotions, poor decision-making and risky behavior, says Ronald E. Dahl, MD, a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh.
www.apa.org /monitor/oct01/sleepteen.html   (1824 words)

 Sleep — Detailed explanations of both basic and medical information pertaining to this nightly activity on ...
Research has shown that in tests of driving ability and hand-eye coordination, people deprived of sleep perform as badly as, or even worse than, people who are intoxicated.
During sleep, we usually pass through five phases of sleep: stages 1, 2, 3, 4, and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.
Since sleep and wakefulness are influenced by different neurotransmitter signals in the brain, foods and medicines that change the balance of these signals affect whether we feel alert or drowsy and how well we sleep.
www.medicinenet.com /sleep/article.htm   (1176 words)

 Sleep Life Center: Sleep Deprivation
Sleep Deprivation is described as not getting the necessary amount of sleep that you should be getting.
A person who suffers from sleep deprivation can be deprived of their own mind and thoughts, it can lead to a shut down of the body because the body needs rest and it will tell you so as well, but the key is to listen when it talks.
It is said that sleep deprivation can have the same effects of being drunk has on a person.
www.sleeplifecenter.com /sleep-deprivation.php   (339 words)

 Doctors Waking Up to Benefits of Sleep Deprivation Treatment for Depression
But sleep deprivation's popularity was brief, and soon the evolution of highly effective antidepressant medications made it all but obsolete.
She also notes that there are studies showing that doctors can use sleep deprivation to improve depressed patients' mood during the period of days or weeks required for antidepressant medication to become fully effective.
Leibenluft, who was not involved in the study, suggests that sleep deprivation might be particularly useful in depressed patients who aren't helped by standard treatment methods and in patients -- for example, severely depressed and suicidal patients -- who need to have their mood lifted quickly.
www.webmd.com /content/article/19/1728_50585.htm   (607 words)

 Sleep deprivation : Epilepsy.com
Some people with epilepsy have all of their seizures while sleeping and others have most of their seizures just as they are falling asleep or just after waking up.
Sleeping pills should be used only under a doctor's supervision and almost never for more than 2 or 3 weeks.
If your child consistently has more seizures when he or she does not sleep enough, you will need to make a special effort to recognize and avoid the things that cause your child to be sleep-deprived.
www.epilepsy.com /epilepsy/provoke_sleepdep.html   (644 words)

 Sleep Deprivation And ADHD - DrGreene.com
Sleep deprivation had changed me from a calm, caring person into an irritable, impulsive mess.
The surprising news is that partial, or low-level, sleep deprivation has a bigger effect on behavior than either the short or long-term complete sleep deprivation experienced by residents (Sleep, May 1996).
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common medical condition that is now being identified in more and more children.
www.drgreene.com /21_621.html   (1173 words)

 UCSD Medical Center: Newsroom : News Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The ability of the brain to function following sleep deprivation appears to vary with the task at hand, and in some cases the brain attempts to compensate for the adverse effects caused by lack of sleep, according to a study published in the Feb. 10 issue of Nature.
Although subjects’ memory performance was less efficient with sleep deprivation, greater activity in the parietal region was associated with better memory.
The researchers speculate that the brain is adversely affected by sleep deprivation because certain patterns of electrical and chemical activity that occur during sleep are interrupted, impeding the brain’s ability to function normally.
health.ucsd.edu /news/2000_02_09_Sleep.html   (848 words)

 Sleep Deprivation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
These are important factors to consider when talking about Sleep Deprivation, as they are the most common distractions that keep people from getting their required amount of sleep (Giannotti, 2001).
Being a somewhat Sleep Deprived (by all standards) college student, it doesn’t seem plausible that we could be expected to keep regular hours, get a full 8 hours of sleep every night, take naps if we need them and not resort to “help” like caffeine products, etc. (Maas, 2000).
I would have to say that while Sleep Deprivation is a serious problem that can cause much impairment, depending on it’s severity, it is not likely one that is going to be eradicated in the near future.
www.uvm.edu /~avarney/sleep_deprivation.htm   (1012 words)

 Sleep deprivation - WrongDiagnosis.com
However, good sleep is associated with many health benefits, and sleep deprivation is a risk factor for numerous serious conditions including heart disease, atherosclerosis, obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes.
In some cases, sleep deprivation is caused by a more serious underlying sleep disorder.
With a diagnosis of Sleep deprivation, it is also important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Sleep deprivation.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /s/sleep_deprivation/intro.htm   (648 words)

 DARPA Defense Sciences Office - Preventing Sleep Deprivation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Sleep deprivation is a fact of modern combat.
conditions demonstrates the necessity for development of methods to safely combat sleep deprivation and to prevent the associated degradation of performance.
The goal of the Preventing Sleep Deprivation Program is to define and implement approaches to prevent the harmful effects of sleep deprivation, and to provide methods for recovery of function with particular emphasis on cognitive and psychomotor impairments.
www.darpa.mil /dso/thrust/biosci/cap.htm   (153 words)

 CNN - Lack of sleep America's top health problem, doctors say - Mar. 17, 1997
Lack of sleep can be expensive: The National Commission on Sleep Disorders estimates that sleep deprivation costs $150 billion a year in higher stress and reduced workplace productivity.
Her hospital pays close attention to problems associated with sleep deprivation among health care workers, but only recent research has shown that sleeplessness is a major problem in many fields of work.
Yet if we have learned anything about sleep leadership since the campaigns of 1992 and '96, it is that America needs to be told to get a good night's sleep.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/9703/17/nfm/sleep.deprivation/index.html   (839 words)

 Good sleep, good learning, good life
Due to the physiological function of sleep, which is the rewiring of the neural network of the brain at the synapse level, we can naturally expect that the demand for sleep be associated with the amount of learning on the preceding days.
REM sleep is characterized by intense neural activity, increase in blood circulation and the use of oxygen, as well as an increase in the uptake of amino acids by the brain tissue.
It is a philogenetic remnant of a biphasic sleeping rhythm.
www.supermemo.com /articles/sleep.htm   (16655 words)

 Neuroscience for Kids - In the News - Sleep deprivation
The average adult sleeps 6 hours and 58 minutes per night during the workweek, according to the National Sleep Foundation poll.
William Dement, head of the Sleep Disorders Center at Stanford University in California, warns that lack of sleep can cause serious consequences such as inability to focus on tasks, impaired memory, and irritability.
Provigil is not meant to be a substitute for sleep, and no long-term studies have been completed to date.
faculty.washington.edu /chudler/sleepd.html   (876 words)

 CNN.com - Health - Sleep deprivation as bad as alcohol impairment, study suggests - September 20, 2000
In a study published this week in the British journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, researchers in Australia and New Zealand report that sleep deprivation can have some of the same hazardous effects as being drunk.
The study said 16 to 60 percent of road accidents involve sleep deprivation.
The British Medical Association warned that there are other problems associated with sleep deprivation beyond impaired motor skills.
www.cnn.com /2000/HEALTH/09/20/sleep.deprivation   (387 words)

 Cure Sleep Deprivation CD - Insomnia And Sleep Disorders Help
I want to tell you that there are scientifically-proven methods of curing your sleep deprivation that your doctor probably hasn't even heard about.
All the nervousness that I suffered from lack of sleep seems to have disappeared.
Long-term sleep deprivation sufferers, elderly insomnia sufferers, young "stressed out" sufferers...
www.sleep-deprivation-cd.com /sleep-deprivation/?afl=10978   (2206 words)

 BabyCenter -- Sleep Deprivation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Learn the top ten signs of sleep deprivation and some simple ways of coping with it.
But the reality is that most days you need this time to take care of chores.
Learn how to put your spouse and friends to work after the baby is born.
www.babycenter.com /baby/parentsleep/index   (480 words)

 Ayurveda Home Remedies : Insomnia, sleep disorders and sleep deprivation
Home remedies for insomnia, sleep disorders and sleep deprivation :
Eat a good meal shortly before sunset, followed two hours later by a bath in lukewarm water.
- sleep - headaches - constipation - cold - stomach - healing stones and birthstones - more...
www.sanatansociety.org /ayurveda_home_remedies/insomnia_sleep_disorders_deprivation.htm   (593 words)

 Sleep Apnea Disorder, Insomnia Sleep Problem, Sleep Deprivation Products, Sleep Aids, Sleep Apnea Disorders, Insomnia ...
Sleep Apnea Disorder, Insomnia Sleep Problem, Sleep Deprivation Products, Sleep Aids, Sleep Apnea Disorders, Insomnia Sleep Problems, Sleep Deprivation Product, Sleep Aid Baby Child Cycle
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We encourage you to discuss your sleep problems with your doctor.
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 The National Sleep Foundation - National Sleep Foundation
The National Sleep Foundation - National Sleep Foundation
Get InvolvedDonate NowBuy from Sleep ShopPress RoomEn EspañolFind a Sleep CenterE-Newsletter
Find information on insomnia, sleep apnea, RLS and other sleep problemsGet the Latest News and Research from NSF's e-newsletter, NSF AlertAre You a Sleep Researcher?
www.sleepfoundation.org   (54 words)

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