Sleep “The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to, then forcing oneself to stay awake for days on end must surely come a close second.” - F Scott Fitzgerald We spend one third of our lives doing it, and yet, some of us never seem to be able to get enough.
A lot of people suffer from sleep deprivation but are unaware of the effects it has on one’s health. Sleep deprivation, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, is when a person gets inadequate amount of sleep.
Sleep Disorders are real. Sleep deprivation in people cause a lot of problems. A leading cause of sleep deprivation in people is sleep disorders and depression. Sleep disorders are relatively silent epidemics, affecting countless people of all ages around the world.
Sleep Disruption and Violence Sleep disruption can be defined as any essential deviation in sleep quantity, integration, or timing relative to the optimal sleep needed by a given individual (usually between seven and nine hours of uninterrupted sleep during the night).
Sleep problems can be caused by various factors. Although causes may differ, the end result of all sleep disorders is that the body's natural cycle of slumber and daytime wakefulness is disrupted.
The problem of sleep deprivation is not new and yet more and more people are becoming victims of the consequences that of sleep deprivation. More and more people are sleeping less each day without realizing the very harmful effects that not sleeping on time and at regular intervals for the required time can have on our physical as well as mental health (Sleepnet; Ledoux).
Millions of Americans are affected by sleep disorders. One such common disorder is Insomnia. Insomnia is the complaint of poor quality, insufficient, or non-restorative sleep. Many Americans struggle with not being able to sleep and don’t say anything about it.
Nightmare Disorder: A Chronic Sleep Disorder. Nightmare Disorder is a chronic sleep disorder. This disorder causes frequent nightmares and can lead to a fear of sleeping. Bad dreams are considered nightmares when they cause the person to wake up. About five percent of the population is affected by Nightmare Disorder.