Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 2010

School

College of Arts and Sciences

Major

Health Promotion: Clinical Track

Primary Subject Area

Health Sciences, General

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

Since a large percent of a person’s life is spent sleeping, it is crucial to achieve sufficient sleep. Sleeping disturbances are largely responsible for inadequate sleep. Sleep disturbances usually result from biochemical or environmental influences. Consequently, there are many harmful short-term and long-term effects on the body. In order to minimize harmful effects, bright light treatments, sleeping pills, cognitive behavioral therapy alterations, and other treatment may be beneficial. In order to sleep sufficiently and avoid sleeping disturbances, however, exercise, proper sleep hygiene, and other prevention methods can be taken.

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