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Slide 1: The Dangers That Teenagers Face Because Of Sleep Disorders There's a sleep disorder that affects between seven to 10 percent of teenagers referred to as Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder, also referred to as DNS. Most youngsters outgrow this disorder by the point they attain young adulthood. Less then one percent of adults are believed to have DSP. Often people mistake this sleep problem for insomnia. Left on their own, folks with delayed sleep phase disorder would stay up till very late, sometimes until 4 or 5 a.m. They prefer to get up very late in the morning or early afternoon. Often they're known as night owls. Many youngsters like to stay up late and sleep late in the morning. Generally it is because they want to socialize at that time of the day. Nonetheless, it may also be because of the natural delay in the circadian sleep / wake rhythm at their age of development. Youngsters with this sleep disorder usually have a very hard time getting up in the morning for school. Even if they go to sleep at a regular time, such as 11 p.m., they toss and turn for hours like somebody with insomnia. The distinction is, unlike an insomniac, folks with delayed sleep phase disorder have no difficulty staying asleep. They do have a really tough time getting up early in the morning. Youngsters with this sleep disorder are very tired through the day and may even go to sleep in the classroom. The exact reason behind this sleep disorder just isn't known. It's known for certain that it is a circadian rhythm problem. Treatment for this sleep disorder is available for people that must get onto a more conventional sleep / wake schedule. The types of treatment include, bright light, chronotherapy, melatonin and over- thecounter prescribed sleeping pills. Bright light treatment for delayed sleep phase disorder uses bright light to trick the brain's circadian clock. Exposure to bright light shifts the circadian rhythm if it is administered within a few hours of the body's lowest temperature at night. Utilizing chronotherapy as a treatment for someone with delayed sleep phase disorder requires a block of time one week long. Each day bedtime is delayed by three hours successively. For instance, for someone that falls asleep at 2 a.m. However needs to fall asleep at 11. P.m., their bedtime would move to five a.m. On the first day. The following day it would move to eight a.m. And continue this cycle for a week. A young person suffering with delayed sleep phase disorder would need a week off from school to be able to complete this therapy. As soon as the desired bed time is reached it is extremely important to keep a constant wake up time. There are several remedies involving numerous drugs which are used to deal with delayed sleep phase disorder. Melatonin has been successful in altering the sleep cycle of individuals with this sleep disorder. Prescription treatment such as Ramelteon, and other sleeping pills, have been successful in treating teenagers and adults with delayed sleep phase disorder. If your teenager has trouble falling asleep and always wants to stay up late, be aware of the possibility that a sleep disorder could also be present.
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