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HPA Axis Final Quiz – Part 2

The essay questions in this quiz correspond to a case study that is based on information you encountered in this module. Please read the case study thoroughly and submit a text answer below each question. You will initially be rewarded full points for each question so you can proceed in your certification sequence. Once one of our staff reviews your essays, you will be awarded final points as well as feedback on your response.

Case Study:

35 yo male

CC: Can’t sleep, never feels rested

Daily Schedule:  This man works the night shift from 11-7 every night.He has to get ready for work around 930 PM and aims to leave his house at 10 PM each evening. When he gets off work, he generally goes to a nearby coffee shop, has a coffee and reads the news then drives home. Once home he goes on a morning run then eats a big breakfast, watches some TV and aims to get in bed by noon or so. Ideally he would sleep until 8 PM and then have dinner; but mostly he finds himself sleeping till 4:30 or 5 PM and then laying around relaxing watching movies or reading until 8. Sometimes he will doze off again. 

Other:

  • This man works night shifts because he gets double pay. He should have enough savings to meet his goal – purchasing a house of his own – in 3.5 years.
  • He used to sleep well but in the past three years he is finding it increasingly more challenging to sleep a solid 8 hours, despite an entirely consistent schedule and measures such as blackout curtains and sound machines in his room.
  • As his sleep becomes more compromised, having energy to stick to his exercise and health routines is becoming more and more difficult. 
  • This man would like support with his sleep and energy, he would like to have the energy for his exercise, home routines, self study, and work. He would like to sleep consistently and be able to maintain his work schedule until his “out point” when he should have enough money saved to buy a house for himself and shift back into a normal wake/ sleep routine.