“What factors make it difficult to fall asleep” is the research question being assessed in this work. Sleep is required for proper biological functioning of the individual and yet sleep issues are on the rise for people. A fast-paced life and extreme amounts of stress have disrupted the sleep cycle of people and this leads to issues and concerns of them. This research will attempt to assess and identify the factors that will cause difficulties in falling asleep. As a person who suffers insomnia, I can identify with this subject better.
“Sleep is an important process of energy preservation, and its deprivation can cause sleepiness during the day, fatigue, altered mood and periods of disorientation. It can also reduce pain tolerance due to the increase of fatigue in the sympathetic central nervous system, which may lead to increased use of pain control drugs, which can themselves contribute to sleep deprivation. Sleep, therefore, constitutes a basic human need that deserves full attention and intervention by nurses” (Costa & Ceolim, 2013, p.62).
There are different factors affecting sleep and the effect of factors can be assessed by keeping a sleep journal similar to a food journal. However, in taking up a less formal structure to understand this sleep based understanding, it would be possible that some elements might be overlooked or might not be taken into account adequately. There is a high level of abstractness associated with sleep difficulty assessment when one converts it in a non-experimental way. There have been many significant things that have been uncovered by a person’s ingenuity. The subconscious mind and thinking prowess have empowered knowledge, but then it can be found in the past knowledge discoveries that most of this empowerment was because of a systematic process of research.
Major insights into psychology such as the objectivity illusion, the fundamental attribution error and the power of the subconscious have changed how people think and process. The insights have shown people that they cannot always be guided by their own guidance. Sometimes, people’s perception will not be true. They will want to work on things according to perception but in doing so might be following a wrong agenda. They have to work systematically to check their perceptions. In doing so, people can be taught to think in a more effective manner. They can be taught to know many things about a problem that they would not have been able to solve before. They can now solve them in a much more professional and satisfactory way.