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Dream%20Therapy-Enclyclopedia%20of%20the%20Neurological%20Sciences--Loma%20K.%20Flowers%20and%20Gayle%20M.%20V.%20Delaney.pdf

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Sarah MacAllister's comment, March 12, 2013 10:31 AM
One of earliest dream therapy recording is from 2700 BC, and it is believed that they date past this. Our customs and traditions today are much different than from back then, thus obscuring our traditions and analyzes. The early interpretations were sorted into three "conceptual categories": "1. Parapsychological and supernatural phenomena in dreams. 2. Earliest forerunnes of dream therapy (Hippocrates, Aristotle, and Galen). 3. The Skeptics: (Cicero and Schopenhauer) who see dreams as meaningless."
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» Dream Therapy As a Treatment Modality - Psych Central News

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Newly discovered similarities in brain activity during lucid dreaming and psychosis may lead to a return of dream therapy for psychiatric treatment. Potential
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Sarah MacAllister's comment, March 12, 2013 10:05 AM
Scientists have recently found that there are similarities in the brain activity when lucid dream and psychosis. This could lead to the return of dream therapy as a form of psychiatric treatment. Research has hinted that there may be a "potentially evolutionary relationship between dreams and psychosis.
Sarah MacAllister's comment, March 12, 2013 10:09 AM
Silvio Scarone, a convenor of the European Science Foundation workshop, said that "In the field of psychiatry, the interest in patients' dreams has progressvely fallen out of both clinical practice and research. But this new work seems to show that we may be able to make comparisons between lucid dreaming and some psychiatric conditions that involve an abnormal dissociation of consciousness while awake., such as psychosis, depersonalisation, and pseudoseizures."
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Sleep Disorders - how long, body, last, causes, Why Are Sleep Disorders Important?

Sleep Disorders - how long, body, last, causes, Why Are Sleep Disorders Important? | Dreams-Aspect 2 | Scoop.it
Presbyopia, Prostate Cancer, Prostatic Enlargement, Psoriasis, Rabies, Radiation Exposure Conditions, Raynaud's Disease, Repetitive Stress Syndrome, Reye's Syndrome, Rheumatic Fever, etc…
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Sarah MacAllister's comment, March 11, 2013 10:12 AM
About thirty to forty million Americans suffer from sleep disorders that affect their health. With insomnia alone, "estimates of the cost in terms of lost productivity reach many billions of dollars.
Sarah MacAllister's comment, March 11, 2013 10:21 AM
Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders. Seeing that sleeping pills are the most commonly distributed medications, it is not that hard to understand. Insomnia is characterized by the inability or difficulty of falling asleep at night or waking up too early. With some people, they will wake up in the night and then have trouble getting back to sleep. Insomnia is not diagnosed by how many hours of sleep a person gets, but by how long it lasts. Insomnia that lasts from one night to a few weeks is classified as short-term insomnia. Stress, excitement, or a change in surroundings can be causes for short-term insomnia. A more involved variety of insomnia is chronic insomnia, which can occur almost every night for more than one month. There are multiple causes for chronic insomnia.
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Facts about Sleep and Sleep Disorders | Graphs.net

Facts about Sleep and Sleep Disorders | Graphs.net | Dreams-Aspect 2 | Scoop.it
Many individuals suffer from problems arising due to insufficient sleep or the inability to fall asleep as long as desired. Sleep is very important for everyone
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Sarah MacAllister's comment, March 11, 2013 10:08 AM
People who do not get enough sleep during the night or who cannot stay asleep tend to have health issues. Sleep is what keeps people moving and functioning during the day. These health problems that come from lack of sleep or bad sleeping habits can "range from mild to chronic." Some of these problems can even get so bad that the person cannot perform "everyday activities normally." The key to solving or even preventing these health problems from sleep is early diagnosis and to get the proper treatment.
Tami Yaklich's comment, March 21, 2013 9:17 PM
Lots of interesting info, Sarah! I'm looking forward to your presentation. 30/30
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Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep

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Sarah MacAllister's comment, March 13, 2013 10:08 AM
Restless legs syndrome is starting to become one of the most common sleep disorders. It is characterized by "unpleasant crawling, prickling, or tingling sensations in the legs and feet and an urge to move them for relief," constant leg movement during the day and insomnia at night. RLS is a condition that occurs within the family, being that it is passed on through the family and is becoming more prominent in older people, though it can develop at any age. RLS affects nearly 12 million Americans and can be linked to conditions such as anemia, pregnancy, and diabetes.
Sarah MacAllister's comment, March 13, 2013 10:11 AM
Restless legs syndrome tends to come hand-in-hand with another disorder called periodic limb movement disorder. This disorder "causes repetitive jerking movements" of mostly legs, though can be the same for any limb. The jerks tend to happen every twenty to forty seconds, which leads to "fragmented sleep" or even insomnia. Both restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder can be treated with "drugs that affect the neurotransmitter dopamine."
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Lucid Dream Therapy As A Treatment For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Stigma Surrounding Dreams

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Sarah MacAllister's comment, March 12, 2013 10:16 AM
One specific type of dreaming has been identified as lucid dreaming. Not everyone can have lucid dreams or ever experience them. Green and McCreery defined lucid dreams: "those in which a person becomes aware that he is dreaming." To further more define lucid dreams and dreamers, Hobson listed some possible characteristics of them: "That lucid dreamers will frequently awaken from REM sleep once dream consciousness is achieved and that lucidity will be easiest to induce at times in the night when the system is likely to be changing from REM to waking." LaBerge identified lucid dreaming as a "normally rare experience."
Sarah MacAllister's comment, March 12, 2013 10:22 AM
Paul Tholey lists some advantages to lucid dreaming: "1. Because of the lucidity, the dream ego is less afraid of threatening dream figures of situations. For this reason, there is less resistance to confrontation with these figures or situations. 2. Using appropriate techniques for manipulating lucid dreaming, the dream ego can get in touch with places, times, situations, or persons that are important to the dreamer. 3. Especially in dialogue with other dream figures, the dream ego is able to recognize the present personality dynamics and their etiology (diagnostic function). 4. Through appropriate activity of the dream ego, a change of personality structure is possible (therapeutic of creative function)."
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Sleep Disorders and Sleeping Problems: Symptoms, Treatment, and Help

Sleep Disorders and Sleeping Problems: Symptoms, Treatment, and Help | Dreams-Aspect 2 | Scoop.it
Are you struggling with a sleep problem? It may be a sleep disorder.
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Sarah MacAllister's comment, March 11, 2013 10:31 AM
Sleep apnea is another common sleep disorder. In this disorder, one's breathing is temporarily interrupted and stops because something is blocking the upper airways. The interruptions disrupt sleeping, causing the person to wake up several times during the night. A person will not remember waking up at all, but during the next day they may feel exhausted, irritable and depressed, or become less active. Sleep apnea can be a serious and potentially life-threatening disorder. Symptoms include loud, chronic snoring, frequent pauses in breathing during sleep, gasping, snorting, or choking during sleep, feeling exhausted after waking and sleepy during the day, despite the amount of time in bed, and waking up with shortness of breath, chest pains, headaches, nasal congestion, or a dry throat. Ways to treat mild to moderate sleep apnea by yourself can be by losing weight, elevating the head of the bed, or sleeping on the side.
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