Description of the Disease Essay

Submitted By nevaeh2011
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• Description of the disease
Sleep Deprivation- not getting the amount of sleep recommended.

• Risk factors for the disease
The risk to your health caused by Sleep deprivation include: * Impaired glucose tolerance to a pre-diabetic state * Reduced levels of growth hormone and cortisol * Severity of age-related illnesses * Weakened immune function * A significant effect on our ability to think and function

• Lifestyle choices you can make in your life to decrease your modifiable risk factors for this disease
Lifestyle choices I can make in my life to decrease my modifiable risk factors for this disease is for one start getting all my kids on a set schedule for bed time and also a set time to work on my school work. I can set a bed time for myself also and set a goal to have my work done by that time every night. I should have a set bed time for myself to where I will at least get 8 hours of sleep every night. I should also give myself an extra hour or so for just in case the baby wakes up. I should make sure I get at least 8 hours of sleep every night at least 6 out of the seven days a week. I know as a parent you can never really know how good your kids are going to sleep or for how long but keeping track of their sleeping patterns can help you get more sleep. I have four kids so it’s really hard to tell if one or more of them are going to get sick or decide to get up early. So I need to always prepare myself to loss sleep but always try to catch up on it as well for what I have lost. I am always on the run considering I have 4 kids and I work and I am a full time student. My husband