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Annotated bibliography

David F. Dinges, et al. “Sleep Deprivation And Stressors: Evidence For Elevated Negative Affect In Response To Mild Stressors When Sleep Deprived.” Emotion 12.5 (2012): 1015-1020. PsycARTICLES. Web. 21 Oct. 2013.
In Dinges articles, he says that it is believed that the relationship between stress and sleep is bidirectional. Stress can disrupt sleep and sleep loss can increase subsequent stress levels. In fact, studies on animals show that the more the animal is sleep deprived, the more it alters both baseline activity of the stress system and physiological responses to subsequent stress. Based on previous findings that sleep deprivation is associated with impaired inhibitory control during both cognitive and emotional tasks. In the article, Dinge shows examples of two methods of experiments used to conduct his stance of the topic. What’s useful about this article is that it shows actual numbers and percentages to show facts about the results. I will use this article because it actually shows experiments and results that were conducted. It gives me a more analytical stance on the topic, besides just expressing thoughts.

Ling Yong-Chien, et al. “Sleep Deprivation Predisposes Liver To Oxidative Stress And Phospholipid Damage: A Quantitative Molecular Imaging Study.” Journal Of Anatomy 212.3 (2008): 295-305. Academic Search Complete. Web. 21 Oct. 2013.

In this article, the thesis states that sleep disorders are associated with an increased rate of various metabolic disturbances. This means that it may be related to oxidative stress and consequent lipid peroxidation. This article shows what sleep deprivations actually does to our body itself. Since hepatic phosphatidylcholine plays an important role in metabolic regulation, the aim of the present study was to determine phosphatidylcholine expression in the liver following total sleep deprivation. To determine the effects of total sleep deprivation, they used adult rats. Following total sleep deprivation, the signals for phosphatidylcholine were significantly reduced to nearly one-third of the normal values. Scientists found that
following total sleep deprivation may be attributed to the enhanced oxidative stress and the subsequent lipid peroxidation, which would play an important role in the formation or progression of total sleep deprivation induced metabolic diseases.

“Sleep Disorders.” Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology. Dordrecht: Springer Science Business Media, 2004. 20 Mar. 2012. Credo Reference. Credo Reference. 21 Oct. 2013.
In the article, it is said that understanding sleep is essential to complete understanding of normal and abnormal behavior. The article gives ideas on basic sleep information. Then it goes on to describe in detail sleep disorders throughout the life cycle. It describes sleep cycles of infants and toddlers, preschool and early childhood, the second decade of life, and adults and elderly. Not only does it talk about sleep deprivation, it also talks about other sleep disorders as well. Getting a background of other disorders will help to show how some of them cause sleep deprivation, thus causing stress on the mind and body.