Not Getting Enough Sleep (CHALLENGE ASSUMPTIONS 1) - Stanford University
Stanford UniversityThe Pioneering SpiritPushing the BoundariesS A Crash Course on Creativity Professor Tina Seelig, Stanford University Assignment 5. Team Assignment CHALLENGE ASSUMPTIONS 1
Our challenge was to tackle the problem ofNOT GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP. So many peoplesuffer from sleep deprivation. Some havebabies who wake them up, some are wokenup by someone who snores, some work thenight shift, some suffer from barking dogs nextdoor, and others have jet lag. The challengesto getting enough sleep are endless... Sleep is an essential part of life: you can relax while still awake, but the brain cannot shut down and rest unless you sleep. Sleep is therefore essential for good health, and any difficulties with sleep may be both a cause and a symptom of mental health problems. There are two main types of sleep: deep sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Deep sleep is thought to be especially restorative for the brain. During REM sleep we dream, and this enables us to process things we have experienced during the day. We all need to experience periods of each type of sleep in cycles every night. Each sleep phase lasts about 90 minutes, but we normally sleep more deeply at the start of the night, and have more periods of REM sleep as we get closer to natural waking.
What causes sleep problems?• Physical disturbance (noise, discomfort) • Shift work or Jet lag• Drinking stimulating drinks such as • Taking naps in the daytime coffee, or Smoking, just before bedtime • Medication• Taking vigorous exercise just before • Depression bedtime • Anxiety• Eating a large meal close to bedtime • Breathing conditions.
Activity Physical patterns conditions Common Reasons MedicationStimulants Emotional problems
Common types of sleep disorders• Nightmares • Sleep Paralysis• Sleep Walking • Narcolepsy• Night Terrors • Sleep Apnoea• Sleep Paralysis • Restless legs syndrome (RLS)• Insomnia (The most common issue)
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