Flashcards in L17 - Sleep Deck (10):
?% of med students have insomnia.
?% have circadian problems
10-30% of med students have insomnia.
25% have circadian problems
Why do we need sleep?
Cellular machinery repair
Re-sculpting of synaptic populations
Maximal adaptation to environment
As you age you need LESS sleep
GABA takes over wehen asleep
Rapid eye movement (REM)
Non-rapid eye movement (NREM)
Diagnosing sleep disorders
Sleep history (sleep onset/latency, time, quality, pattern, sleep attacks, walking/talking etc.)
Primary = tired but wired
Secondary = due to substances, medical, psychiatric
2. Excessive day time sleepers
Fall asleep at inappropriate times, have excessive sleep.
Can be due to sleep apnoea, narcolpesy.