Psy 2012 chapter 5 continue Valencia college

Insomnia
Insomnia is a type of sleep disorder in which the person has trouble in one of the following areas of sleep: falling asleep, staying asleep throughout the night, or not being able to sleep at all.
Chronic Insomnia
9 to 12% of adults, it last more than 3 weeks
Temporary Insomnia
Situational stressor
Ex: getting married, final exam.
30% adcults had insomnia.
Solution to regulate a sleep wake cycle
-Avoid caffeine
-Hot chocolate
-Do not brush your teeth right before bed because the mynth keeps you awake.
-Do not eat, study, or watch TV in your bed
-Do not exercise right before bed time.
NOTE: Never force yourself sleep,
a baked potato is a giant sleeping pill.
Sleep apnea
Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder in which the person’s muscles become so relaxed that the airways become blocked and the person has trouble breathing and actually stops breathing momentarily). These people tend to snore a lot.
:Sleep apnea is caused by structural defects
:It is more common in people who are overweight, and middle age men.
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Narcolepsy
Suddenly fall asleep, string to REM
Caused by the loss of brain cells.
Cataplexy
Sudden loss of muscle tone, brief and transient episodes of muscle weakness accompanied by total conscious awareness and bouts of emotion such as laughter, terror, crying, etc. It is believed to be caused by an autoimmune destruction of neurotransmitter hypocretin
Dreams
Freud : dreams as wish fulfillment
” dreams are royal road to unconscious ”
” dreams are symbolic”
Manifest content
The dream itself
Latent content
True, hidden meaning of a dream.