College of Arts and Sciences
Health Promotion: Clinical Track
Primary Subject Area
Health Sciences, General
Medicine and Health Sciences
Stoepker, Emily Hannah, "Sleeping Disturbances" (2010). Senior Honors Theses. 181.
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.