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Circadian rhythms
Affected by.

light, temperature, social activities, and work routines

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Hospitals and extended care facilities usually do not

adapt care to an individual’s sleep-wake cycle preferences.

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The biological rhythm of sleep frequently becomes

synchronized with other body functions

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common symptoms of sleep cycle disturbances.

Anxiety, restlessness, irritability, and impaired judgment

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Physiology of Sleep: Sleep Regulation RAS and BSR:

Integrated by central nervous system (CNS) activity:
-Hypothalamus
-Reticular activating system (RAS)
-Bulbar synchronizing region (BSR)

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Purpose of sleep:

Remains unclear
Physiological and psychological restoration
NREM – body tissue restoration
REM – brain tissue & cognitive restoration
Loss of REM – confusion & suspicion

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Dreams:

Occur during NREM & REM
REM sleep – vivid & elaborate
Important for learning, memory, and adaptation to stress

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Physical illness can cause

pain, physical discomfort, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances

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Physical illness include:

Hypertension
Respiratory disorders
Nocturia
Pain
Restless leg syndrome (RLS)

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Hypersomnolence =

Excessive sleepiness

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A polysomnogram involves

the use of electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), and electro-oculography (EOG) to monitor stages of sleep and wakefulness during nighttime sleep.

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Sleep hygiene =

Practices that a patient associates with sleep

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Cataplexy is

sudden muscle weakness during intense emotions such as anger, sadness, or laughter; it can occur at any time during the day.

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Sleep paralysis is

the feeling of being unable to move or talk just before waking or falling asleep.

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Insomnia

Adjustment sleep disorder (acute insomnia), Inadequate sleep hygiene, Behavioral insomnia of childhood, Insomnia caused by medical condition

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Sleep apnea

Primary central sleep apnea, Central sleep apnea caused by medical condition, Obstructive sleep apnea syndromes, Excessive daytime sleepiness
-lack of airflow through the nose and mouth for periods of 10 seconds or longer during sleep

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Narcolepsy

Cataplexy, Sleep paralysis
Dysfunction of regulating sleep and wake states - excessive sleepiness is the most common complaint

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Sleep deprivation

Causes by Emotional stress, Medications, Environmental disturbances
Symptoms: fever, difficulty breathing, pain

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Parasomnias

More common in children
Somnambulism (sleepwalking), Night terrors, Nightmares, Nocturnal enuresis (bed-wetting), Body rocking, Bruxism

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Physical illness


Hypertension, respiratory, musculoskeletal, chronic illness, GI, nausea

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Drugs and substances

Hypnotics, diuretics, narcotics, antidepressants, alcohol, caffeine, beta-blockers, anticonvulsants

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Lifestyle


Work schedule, social activities, routines

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Usual sleep patterns

May be disrupted by social activity or work schedule

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Emotional stress

Worries, physical health, death, losses

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Environment

Noise, routines

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Exercise and fatigue

Moderate exercise and fatigue cause a restful sleep

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Food and calorie intake

Time of day, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol

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Sleep assessment

Sources for sleep assessment = Patient, family
Tools for sleep assessment = Epworth Sleepiness Scale and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index

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Sleep history:


Description of sleeping problems
usual sleep pattern
current life events
physical and psychological illness
emotional and mental status
bedtime routines, bedtime environment
behaviors of sleep deprivation

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Goal:

The patient will control environmental sources disrupting sleep within 1 month