Handy Health Guide to Better Sleep by Dr Virginia Silverstein, Visit Amazon's Laura Silverstein

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Why can we have to sleep? The convenient overall healthiness consultant to higher SLEEP explores why humans sleep, what goals are, universal sleep concerns, and stable dozing behavior. an engaging examine why we have to recharge our batteries!

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Elderly people get the least amount of sleep—not because they need less sleep but because their sleep is often disturbed by aches and pains or by having to get up to go to the bathroom. com Activity 1: What’s Your Sleep Schedule? Do you have a regular sleep schedule? You can find out by making a record of your sleeping habits. Each day, write down what time you got into bed the night before. Also write down how long it took you to fall asleep, and what time you woke up in the morning. Then write down how you felt when you woke up.

Sleep Disorders. San Diego, CA: ReferencePoint Press, 2010. Scott, Elaine. All About Sleep From A to Zzzz. New York: Viking, 2008. html> TeensHealth from Nemours. html> INDEX A amount of sleep needed, 16 apnea, 36 B bad mood, 6 bedtime routine, 40 biological clock, 25–29, 31 blood pressure, 11, 22 body temperature, 8, 15, 26, 32 brain and dreaming, 8, 19–20, 22–24 EEG, 10, 34 and lack of sleep, 15, 17 and oxygen, 8, 36 and REM sleep, 8, 11, 19, 20, 22, 23, 34 storing memories, 12, 34 breathing, 7, 8, 11, 22, 36 C cycles biological clock, 25–26 body temperature, 26 sleep cycle, 11 D deep sleep, 8, 20, 34, 36, 43 dozing stage, 7 dreams deep-sleep dreams, 8, 20 light-sleep dreams, 20 nightmares, 23–24 and REM, 8, 20, 22, 23 remembering, 19, 23, 24 E eating habits, 43 EEG, 10, 34 testing people with insomnia, 34 elderly, 16 electricity, 10 exercise, 43 G growth and sleep, 5, 14, 16 H heart rate, 7, 8, 11 human growth hormone, 14 I insomnia, 34, 36 L lack of sleep, 15, 17 light sleep, 7, 20 M melatonin, 25, 28 memory, 34, 38 metabolism, 15 Monday blues, 31 muscles, 7, 14, 22, 26 N naps, 38 narcolepsy, 38–39 nightmares, 23–24 O oxygen and sleep apnea, 36 and yawning, 8 P pineal gland, 25 pulse rate, 22 R rapid eye movements.

Human growth hormone—A body chemical that stimulates the growth and repair of cells and tissues. insomnia—Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep for the normal time. melatonin—A chemical produced by the pineal gland. It is released when it is dark and helps make a person sleepy. metabolism—All the chemical reactions that go on in the body. Most of them use energy, so the metabolic rate is a measure of how much energy you are using. pineal gland—A small structure inside the brain that produces a chemical called melatonin.

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