Sleep Deprivation in Adults: Health Effects and Implications for Practice

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Title Sleep Deprivation in Adults: Health Effects and Implications for Practice
Creator Krista Gray, Frances Johnson, Nga Lori Ly and Brittaney Petersen
Subject Sleep insufficiency; poor quality sleep; chronic sleep; insufficiency; circadian rhythms; sleep stages; REM; NREM; sleep architecture; depression; anxiety; clinical manifestations; insomnia; sleep length; sleep quality; young adult; adult; drug effects; sleep; sleep deprivation; caffeine; diet; lifestyle; complementary and alternative medicine; pharmacologic sleep aids; herbal sleep aids; non-pharmacologic sleep aids; sympathetic response; normal versus late sleepers; food consumption; weight gain; hormones; sleep hygiene; exercise; MSN
Description Many adults experience sleep deprivation. The effects of sleep deprivation can have both short- and long-term effects on the mind and body. Negative changes occur in multiple body systems when individuals consistently obtain less than seven hours of sleep per night. The purpose of this project was to expand our knowledge of sleep deprivation and its effects on the body through a scientific review of the literature dating from 2001-2015. Implications for practice as a family nurse practitioner include: obtaining a thorough, subjective history from individuals seeking medical guidance, identifying potential risk factors for developing the negative side effects of sleep deprivation, and providing education regarding medications and lifestyle changes necessary to help individuals obtain more restful sleep. Further research is needed to identify the long-term effects of sleep deprivation.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2015-12
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2015, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
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Date Created 2016-01-08
Date Modified 2016-01-08
ID 1094157
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