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2.a series of thoughts, images, or emotions of the imagination experienced while awake
4.an insufficient amount of sleep or poor sleep due to difficulty sleeping, disruptions and/or a sleep disorder. Sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on a person’s mood, behavior and performance
8.to open your mouth wide while taking in breath usually because you are fatigued
11.a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep
15.slow wave sleep that consists of sleep stages 1 through 4 and is characterized by a gradual decrease of mental activity, body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure. We spend about 75 percent of sleep time in NREM state
16.the state in which an individual rests quietly in a recumbent position, disengages from the environment, and becomes unresponsive to stimuli
17.a type of dream that we have on a regular basis when we sleep. The majority of our recurring dreams usually appears as a nightmare or a very unpleasant dream. However, recurring dreams can be pleasant.
18.sleeping for uncharacteristically long periods of time
22.caused by a partial obstruction to the air passage that causes the tissue to vibrate resulting in a snoring noise. Snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep
24.behavioral activities that contribute to or detract from restorative sleep. Examples of good sleep hygiene include activities such as going to bed at the same time each night, restricting caffeine and alcohol intake near bedtime
26.being watchful and ready to meet danger
27.talking in one’s sleep
28.becoming angry or annoyed easily
29.a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain, produced at night, in darkness, and brings on the urge to sleep
30.a night person, an individual who usually goes to bed late and sleeps in the next morning
1.the daily fluctuation of physiological or behavioral functions that include sleep-wake states generally tied to the 24-hour daily dark-light cycle
3.brief, unintended episodes of loss of attention associated with events such as blank stare, head snapping, and prolonged eye closure which may occur when a person is fatigued but trying to stay awake to perform a monotonous task like driving a car or watching a computer screen
5.a morning person, an individual who usually gets up early in the morning and goes to bed early
6.a wide range of disruptive sleep-related events characterized by full or partial arousal from sleep. They include sleep walking, sleep-related eating, night terrors and bruxism (teethgrinding)
7.a serious, potentially life threatening condition characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea may be associated with irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. It is treated with a mask-like device called a CPAP, continuous positive air pressure, which fits over the nose and mouth and pumps air into the throat to keep air passages open.
9.unpleasant and/or frightening dreams occurring in REM sleep. Night terrors are characterized by an incomplete arousal from slow wave sleep. If awakened during a night terror, the individual is usually confused and—unlike a nightmare—doesn’t remember details of the event.
10.a short sleep, especially during the day
12.excessive daytime sleepiness
13.waking life (as that to which one returns after sleep) in which one's normal mental powers are present
14.the state of being very tired, extreme weariness
19.a chronic neurological disorder that involves the body’s central nervous system. A major symptom of narcolepsy is excessive and overwhelming daytime sleepiness.
20.walking in one’s sleep
21.disturbances in circadian rhythm caused by rapid travel across multiple time zones. Symptoms include sleep disruptions and impaired alertness
23.rapid eye movement sleep, the sleep state in which vivid dreaming occurs. About 25 percent of sleep is REM sleep, which first occurs about 90 minutes after falling asleep and is characterized by a shut down of muscles, relaxed bodies, irregular breathing and heart rate
25.a common sleep problem characterized by: trouble falling asleep, waking frequently during the night, waking too early and can’t get back to sleep.

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