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Sleep Study: Using a Data Tracking Sheet Tyeshia L. Watkins Argosy University/Atlanta LASA 1 Data Tracking Sheet Data A Fill out this form every morning for 3 days. Day1 Oct. 26, 20122 Oct. 27, 20123 Oct. 28, 2012Average scores/Amounts What did you do during the 30 minutes before bed? (Routine, brushed teeth, etc…) 1. Read 2. Brushed Teeth 3. Ironed Clothes 4. Prayed 5. Cleansed Face1. Studied 2. Brushed Teeth 3. Ironed Malachi’s school uniforms 4. Prayed 1. Social network surfing 2.

Watched cartoons with Malachi. 3. Prayed 4. Cleansed Face 5. Brushed Teeth What time did you go to bed last night? 10:35 p. m. 10:46 p. m. 8:30 p. m. How long did it take to fall asleep? 15 mins. 15 mins. 10 mins. 40 mins. Did you wake up during your sleep? How many times? How long? Yes, once. 3 hrs. NoNo Did you get out of bed? YesNoNo What time did you get up? 10:40 a. m. 6:15 a. m. 6:15 a. m. How much total sleep did you get? 12 hrs. 7 hrs. 10 hrs. 29 hrs. Rate your restfulness on a scale of 1-10 (1 = no restfulness) (10 = fully rested) 107926

Anything usual that could have impacted sleep (feeling sick, significant other snoring, etc…)It was cold not too warm. Quiet OutsideBusy Day (12 hr. work shift, Malachi’s football practice, Gym, and visited mom for a few hrs. ) Other comments you want to track or make note of Data B Fill out this form every morning for 3 days after reading, researching, and practicing breathing technique. This needs to include using the breathing technique after entering bed, being quiet, in the dark, with the breathing technique done at least 10 times. Day1 Oct. 29, 20122 Oct. 30, 20123

Oct 31, 2012Average scores/Amounts What did you do during the 30 minutes before bed? (Routine, brushed teeth, etc…) 1. Brushed Teeth 2. Prayed 3. Taken Cold & Cough Medication 4. Drank A Cup Of Tea 1. Cleansed Face 2. Brushed Teeth 3. Prayed 4. Studied 5. Taken Cold & Cough Medication 6. Drank A Cup Of Tea1. Cleansed Face 2. Brushed Teeth 3. Prayed 4. Studied 5. Taken Cold & Cough Medication 6. Drank A Cup Of Tea What time did you go to bed last night? 7:35 p. m. 7:15 p. m. 8:45 p. m. How long did it take to fall asleep? 6 mins. 7 mins. 8 mins. 21 mins. Did you wake up during your sleep?

How many times? How long? NoNoNo Did you get out of bed? NoNoNo What time did you get up? 3:15 a. m. 3:15 a. m. 3:15 a. m. How much total sleep did you get? 8 hrs. 7 hrs. 6 hrs. 21 hrs. Rate your restfulness on a scale of 1-10 (1 = no restfulness) (10 = fully rested) 44412 Anything usual that could have impacted sleep (feeling sick, significant other snoring, etc…) Other comments you want to track or make note of The first day that I had a cold, it made my night a little restless. I could hardly breathe because, my noiseMy body was hot, and then it would be cold. Introduction to Breathing

Breath is the key to health and wellness, a function we can learn to regulate and develop in order to improve our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Breathing has direct connections to emotional states and moods – observe someone who is angry, afraid or otherwise upset, and you will see a person breathing rapidly, shallowly, noisily and irregularly. Our breathing patterns mimic our life patterns and we can develop unhealthy breathing habits without being aware of it. The change in breathing patterns changes your state of mind and reduces the mental disturbances. Thoughts become clearer and your understanding of yourself is enhanced.

As your mind becomes more fully absorbed in the observation of the breathing process, the character of the breath tends to change involuntarily. Sleep problems also exist when you have established stressors that make you sleep intolerable and reluctant to enjoy. There are instances when your body is restless but, your mind is tired which leads to sleep deprivation. In this paper the researcher will describe the experience of a sleep study on a patient who suffered from a common cold. The acknowledgment of the differential state between normal breathing vs. alternative nostril breathing.

Whether or not the alternative nostril breathing technique was beneficial to the patient in question. A credible research of natural versus medical remedies for sleep. Why some people might be skeptical of this technique. Summary of Results Was the hypothesis that alternative nostril breathing works as a natural sleep aid was supported through the study? During the sleep study of the patient, the researcher observed that in the data gathered from the Data A section, the researcher noticed that the patient had 30 hours of sleep, in between the night however, the patient was awaken one night for at least 15 mins.

In Data B the patient fell asleep in 40 mins (average mean). During Data A the patient scored their restfulness as 7 and above which indicates that the patient received adequate enough sleep that was suitable for the patient. In the Data B section, which involved the alternative nostril breathing technique the client presented several changes that indicated that there were stressors that impacted this area of observation. Stressors are defined as, a stimulus event that places a demand on an organism for some kind of adaptive response (Gerrig, 2009, p. 89). During the alternative nostril breathing technique the patient complained of difficulty breathing due to a common cold that prevented the patient from having restful nights. The researcher noticed that the patient had 21 hours of sleep, in between the night however, the patient was not awake on any of the 3 nights In Data B the patient fell asleep in 21 mins (average mean). During Data B the patient scored their restlessness as 7 and below which indicates that the patient did not receive adequate enough sleep that was suitable for the atient. The patient indicated that the alternative nostril breathing technique was not beneficial and in fact was not successful to encourage restful nights. The hypothesis of the alternative nostril breathing works as a natural sleep aid if there are no biological stressors involved. Biological Perspective *include things like how alternative nostril breathing works as a natural sleep aid, what biological systems might be involved, and how it might help from a biological perspective. Do these claims make sense biologically?

Is there scientific or biological evidence that could support this technique? Why would this method work biologically? The alternative nostril breathing technique works as a natural sleep aid Cultural and Ethical Implications *include things like research of natural versus medical remedies for sleep. Make sure to address how such remedies apply to various clients and the strengths and weaknesses of both types of remedies. Why might some people have a cultural struggle with using a technique like this? What are some differences between Western medicine and Eastern medicine?

Scientific Perspective What scientific methods used are used in various studies, etc…? What are the stages of applying the scientific method? The perspective in many non-Western cultures indicate bio psychosocial model of health. The Navajo concept of hozho (pronounced whoazo) means harmony, peace of mind, goodness, ideal family relationships, beauty in arts and crafts, and health of body and spirit. Illness is seen as the outcome of any disharmony, caused by evil introduced through violation of taboos, witchcraft, overindulgence, or bad dreams.

Traditional healing ceremonies seek to banish illness and restore health, not only through the medicine of the shaman but also through the combined efforts of all family members, who work together with the ill person to reachieve a state of hozho (Gerrig, 2009, p. 403). Modern Western scientific thinking has relied almost exclusively on a biomedical model that has a dualistic conception of body and mind. According to this model, medicine treats the physical body as separate from the psyche; the mind is mportant only for emotions and beliefs and has little to do with the reality of the body. Summary In this paper the researcher will describe the experience of a sleep study on a patient who suffered from a common cold. The acknowledgment of the differential state between normal breathing vs. alternative nostril breathing. Whether or not the alternative nostril breathing technique was beneficial to the patient in question. A credible research of natural versus medical remedies for sleep. Why some people might be skeptical of this technique.

The perspective in many non-Western cultures indicate bio psychosocial model of health. Modern Western scientific thinking has relied almost exclusively on a biomedical model that has a dualistic conception of body and mind. The hypothesis of the alternative nostril breathing works as a natural sleep aid if there are no biological stressors involved. Reference Gerrig (2009). Psychology and Life [18] (Vital Source Bookshelf), Retrieved from http://digitalbookshelf. argosy. edu/books/0558302572/id/ch12lev1sec02