Sleep Disorders

Essay by cindylpz15College, UndergraduateA+, October 2014

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States of Consciousness

Cindy Lopez

PSY 1012

Orlando Chirino, MS, LMHC

Keiser University

Sleep disorders are problems with sleeping, including trouble falling or staying asleep, falling asleep at the wrong times, too much sleep, or abnormal behaviors during sleep. All of these could be symptoms of insomnia. Insomnia may harm work, health, and relationships. There are a few types and causes of insomnia. One of them being, stress from the everyday life. The average person worries on a daily basis and that can cause an extensive and harmful life of sleep disorder. When someone is worried about their sleep deprived may cause more frustration, but a way to avoid such concerns is to stop fighting against sleep. One should get up from their sleeping position and do something productive with the time they have available. Doctors may prescribe sleeping pills to treat insomnia. There are also other ways to treat insomnia with a lifestyle change and a behavioral technique.

A way to treat insomnia is by stimulus control. By having a regulated daily schedule will facilitate a body rhythm and will improve the sleep behavior. Another way to treat insomnia is by restricting your sleep. This will enable you to have a more productive sleep at night. When a person does not fall asleep at the supposed time, one should not over sleep in the morning. It is important to wake up at the same time to create a sleep rhythm as well. By removing the pressure of going to sleep one is lowering the anxiety and worry of not falling asleep; it is best to just stay awake. This method is called paradoxical intention. One of the most common ways to treat insomnia is by relaxing. Before bedtime, it is important to clear the mind by jotting down...