The inability for a person to sleep is called Insomnia. Studies show the inability to sleep is often the result of anxiety or emotional difficulties. For example; a student averages seven to nine hours of sleep a night. However, if the student did not receive the proper sleep required it will cause the student to be extra tired. His focus in class will decrease; his punctuality will be in affect and same with his homework abilities. The student won't be 100% focused on the day.
Evidence shows that adults who don't receive there 'average' amount of sleep become agitated and irritable. There patience becomes to a bear minimal and little things tick them off. Adults and middle aged people need a certain amount of sleep to remain healthy and to be able to function properly.
Different studies show that adults that walk and talk in their sleep are considered to be in more danger and are less attentive than a child that walks and talks in their sleep.
The amount of sleep an individual needs varies according to the individual and their age. Pre-school children generally need ten to twelve hours sleep, schoolchildren need nine to eleven hours and adults need seven to nine hours. Adults seem to need less amount of sleep as they grow older.
Section Three: Postulating Theories
Some solutions and therapies the author suggests throughout this article are Ferber's method and McKenna's
James McKenna believes that if you give your child a separate bedroom it will help the children sleep through the night. If the child is with the parents in the same bed throughout the night the child will expect 24 hour nourishment from the adult and will more then likely receive it.
On the other hand, Dr. Richard Ferbers has another method. He believes...