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Things to remember when dealing with a person with a sleep problem

Things to remember when dealing with a person with a sleep problem • Sleeping problems are very common. Insomnia is a health problem if it has been present for at least two weeks and is causing difficulties. • Depression, alcohol misuse, excessive use of sleeping medicines and painful physical illnesses can cause insomnia. • Simple […]

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when to use sleeping pills

When to use sleeping pills when to use sleeping pills?Sleeping pills are medicines containing diazepam, lorazepam, nitrazepam and so on. They are among the commonest medicines used in the world. This fact alone shows us how frequent complaints of insomnia are. However, sleeping medicines produce an artificial sleep. They are all addictive, so that once […]

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Advice on how to sleep better

Advice on how to sleep better • Keep to a regular sleep routine. Go to bed at a fixed time. •Wake at the same time no matter how much sleep you have had during the night. Use an alarm clock if you have difficulty waking at a fixed time in the mornings. • Do not […]

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how to deal with sleep insomnia

how to deal with sleep insomnia. Questions to ask the person with sleep problems • What is your sleep pattern? Ask about the amount of sleep, daytime sleep and type of insomnia (for example, difficulty falling asleep, waking up in the middle of the night). • Do you take any medicines or alcohol to help […]

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Adaptive Theory of Sleep Psychology

When sleep takes place, however, the relation of sleep to hypnosis ceases. This hypnagogic state occurs in all individuals and is markedly protracted in insomnia, particularly in those subjects who complain of absolute loss of sleep. In this hypnagogic state, many peculiar psychic and motor phenomena may appear, and there is also obtained, as in […]

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Regenerative Theory of Sleep

Sometimes insomnia may be due to the development of a fixed idea that sleep is impossible. One patient said, “I cannot get it out of my skull that I am not going to sleep.” Janet had studied in great detail a case in which the sleeplessness was due to a fixed idea.1 In this case, […]

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sleep theories and the function of sleep

Histological investigations on planaria and earth worms seem to indicate that the photosensitive elements are distributed over the body surface. That the reaction to light is a mechanical or a chemical response without the involvement of consciousness or perception, a mere mechanism, is demonstrated by the fact  that brainless organisms become motionless when the light […]

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Theories of Why We Sleep

There were no signs of genuine sleep; that is, relaxation of the limbs, closure of the eyes, and slow, regular respiration  were  absent.  Thus,  the interpretation of these motionless states in animals, as sleep, as had been done by other observers, was shown to be without sufficient foundation. Experiments  on human subjects demonstrated that they […]

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Why Do We Sleep Psychology

Sleep is normal, psychological, not an evidence of the pathological, the diseased. Sleeping and waking are merely different manifestations of normal life-processes. When the organism becomes fatigued as the result of continued stimulation, those stimuli which have exhausted themselves or ceased to act on the organism by reason of their monotony, drop out and are […]

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New Sleep Theories

The interpretation of sleep as one of the essential life phenomena is the basis of the biological conceptions as elaborated by Claparède, Sidis, and Coriat. In fact, Claparède interprets many abnormal psychic conditions from a purely biological standpoint. His biological theory of sleep has attracted considerable attention.1 According to him, sleep is not due to […]

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