To explain to the audience basic sleep needs, 4 sleep disorders and their symptoms, and
methods of relief.
I. Did you realize that about 120 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders? A 20014 National Sleep
Foundation poll found that 74% of American adults are experiencing sleep problems with 39% of adults
getting less than seven hours sleep per night.
II. I’ve had sleepless nights before and it sure makes for a long, exhausting day following too many of
III. Humans need an adequate amount of sleep and sleep disorders are robbing many of us of this valuable
IV. We must first recognize individual sleep needs and common disorders, such as narcolepsy, apnea,
restless legs syndrome, and insomnia, to choose the most useful techniques to overcome sleepless
I. According to SleepNet.com, let’s first look at the needed amount of sleep according to age. (Slide 1:
Sleep Needs Over the Life Cycle)
A. Infants up to 18 months need anywhere from 14-15 hours of sleep a day, but it’s not uncommon for
a newborn to sleep up to 18 hours a day.
B. Children from 2 to 5 years old need from 11-13 hours of sleep.
C. Children from 5 to 12 years old need from 9-11 hours of sleep.
D. Adolescents need from 8.5-9.5 hours of sleep.
E. Adults need an average of 7-9 hours of sleep.
II. The most common sleep disorders hindering your ideal 8-hour nights are identified by the National
A. (Slide 2) Narcolepsy is defined as a condition caused by the brain’s inability to regulate normal
1. Excessive daytime sleepiness is a common symptom.
2. An individual may also experience sudden, uncontrollable attacks of deep sleep.
3. These daytime attacks then interfere with restful nighttime sleep.
B. (Slide 3) Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during
1. The muscles at the back of the throat fail to stay open limiting oxygen intake.
2. These pauses may occur up to 30 times per hour
3. This condition is often accompanied by snoring.
C. (Slide 4) Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is characterized by a creeping, crawling or tugging
sensation which occurs deep within the legs.
1. The sufferer is compelled to move his or her legs to achieve relief.
2. The symptoms occur most frequently during the late evening or night.
D. (Slide 5) Insomnia can be defined as the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep.
1. 30-40% of adults suffer from occasional insomnia whereas 10-15% of adults suffer from chronic
insomnia – lasting months or even years at a stretch.
2. Stress is a major culprit of insomnia.
3. Older adults and women suffer more frequently than others.
III. You may be experiencing one or several of these sleep disorder symptoms, but there is relief in sight
A. First, educate yourself by researching your symptoms within SleepNet.com and
1. There are easy to understand descriptions and listing of symptoms are provided as well as
numerous links to other valuable websites.
2. Try to adapt the “Tips for Healthy Sleep” provided by SleepNet.com to determine if a simple
solution is available to you.
B. If you cannot find relief on your own, contact you healthcare provider to schedule an appointment to
discuss your symptoms and treatment options.
C. You or your doctor may consider the medical treatment options presented within the National Sleep
1. Behavioral therapy may be all that is needed in mild cases of sleep disorder.
2. Physical therapy may be needed in more severe cases.
3. Medications are available, but are not the most frequently recommended.
4. Oxygen administration may benefit sleep apnea patients but, it is not a cure.
5. And lastly, surgery can be used to correct some physical complications.
I. Now you better understand basic sleep needs, the common sleep disorders of narcolepsy, apnea, restless
legs syndrome and insomnia, but you’re also more familiar with available treatments to manage the
II. So with a little extra effort, you don’t have to be one of the 120 million American’s who will suffer from
another sleeplessness night.
Try it now!
How it works?
Follow these simple steps to get your paper done
Place your order
Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.
Proceed with the payment
Choose the payment system that suits you most.
Receive the final file
Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.
Write My Essay offers a variety of services to help students cope with their academic obligations. One of the most amazing services provided is the timely completion of homework or writing tasks.
At Write My Essay, Nursing papers are some of the most technical assignments that a student in nursing school could face.t eh papers require the student to employ both theoretical and practical knowledge to ensure that the paper requirements are met. Write-my-essay.pro provides the students with the opportunity to get quality papers from experienced writes with ease. Our services are timely, effective and efficient in meeting your needs.
Calculus Homework Help
Many students find calculus homework to be tough and complicates. Are you part of this group? Or are you part of those who have tight schedules to an extent that this homework is difficult to handle? You don’t have to struggle. At Write-my-essay.pro, we have a group of experts to deal with your calculus homework assignment. Try our services today for consistent results.
Essay Rewriting Service
Students find it difficult to address concerns on essays raised by their instructors or peers. Are you facing difficulties in achieving your academic dream as a result of low-quality essays? Eliteessaywriters.org has the answer to your concerns. Through our essay rewriting services, we can offer a completely new essay giving a new dimension to the subject and addressing the concerns raised. Our expert writers ensure that they offer original and timely solutions in rewriting your essays.
Cover Letter Writing
Do you need a quality cover letter for introduction purposes? Are you frightened by the thought of preparing a cover letter including how to begin and the content of the cover letter? Write-my-essay.pro group of experts have amassed significant experience in dealing with such content. Through the experience and skills of the writers, you are guaranteed of quality cover letters that meet the need and catch the eye of the reader.
The skilled and professional writers at Write-my-essay.pro offer the main advantage to the company. The writers are carefully chosen to include those with a minimum of a Master’s degree. This ensures that the writers are in a position to handle academic writing effectively hence address concerns by the clients. The writers are highly professional to ensure that the content of the academic papers are quality, original and confidential. Your academic writings are in safe hands when being handled by our group of writers.
Are you facing difficulties developing a college thesis? Students need to exhibit significant logical reasoning to ensure that they are able to prepare college thesis as it follows a methodological approach beginning with the development of an effective thesis to presentation of the argument. You don’t have to go through this tiresome and boring process. Our expert writers are there to provide professional assistance and ensure that you can have timely and quality college thesis papers.