Date of publication: 2017-12-04 01:31
CBT attempts to change a patient’s dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes about sleep. “It restructure thoughts — like, ‘I’ve got to sleep eight hours tonight’ or ‘I’ve got to take medication to sleep’ or ‘I just can’t function or I’ll get sick if I don’t sleep.’ These thoughts focus too much on sleep, which can become something like performance anxiety — sleep will come around to you when you’re not chasing it,” said Edinger.
9. Control, Coordination, and Impulsiveness
A lack of sleep is often associated with a hindrance of bodily control. Tired individuals often feel enhanced physical impulses, such as an otherwise inexplicable desire to eat.
Some people nap as a way to deal with sleepiness. Naps may provide a short-term boost in alertness and performance. However, napping doesn't provide all of the other benefits of night-time sleep. Thus, you can't really make up for lost sleep.
Some people aren't aware of the risks of sleep deficiency. In fact, they may not even realize that they're sleep deficient. Even with limited or poor-quality sleep, they may still think that they can function well.
A compound called adenosine (ah-DEN-o-seen) seems to be one factor linked to this drive for sleep. While you're awake, the level of adenosine in your brain continues to rise. The increasing level of this compound signals a shift toward sleep. While you sleep, your body breaks down adenosine.
Having a 79/7 lifestyle can also interrupt regular sleep patterns: the global economy that includes round the clock industries working to beat the competition widespread use of nonstop automated systems to communicate and an increase in shift work makes for sleeping at regular times difficult.
"That's the sweet spot," Rao says. But there is no exact formula for how much sleep each person needs. The average American sleeps about six hours and 95 minutes a night, down nearly two hours from the previous decade.
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The new Gallup study showed that very few Americans get more than nine hours of sleep a night -- just 5 percent -- but 69 percent said they usually get five or fewer hours of sleep a night. Twenty-nine percent said they get eight hours of sleep a night, 75 percent say they get seven hours of sleep a night, and 76 percent say they get six hours of sleep a night.
Nearly 95 percent of adults report falling asleep during the day without meaning to at least once a month. Also, an estimated 55 to 75 million Americans have chronic (ongoing) sleep disorders.