Sleep

Contest Info

  • Started: 12/13/2008 11:00
  • Ended: 12/17/2008 17:00
  • Level: apprentice
  • Entries: 17
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
  • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
  • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
  • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
Sleep
Contest Directions: Photoshop this sleep image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: making this sleeping woman do some stunts, showing creative ways to wake her up, putting this sleeping woman into some unusual environment. These are just some ideas.
You have 3 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to Piotr Lewandowski and Stock Exchange for providing the source image.

Contest Info

    • Started: 12/13/2008 11:00
    • Ended: 12/17/2008 17:00
    • Level: apprentice
    • Entries: 17
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
    • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
    • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
    • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
This gallery only contains our top 19 selections from its parent contest Sleeping Woman. All 17 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • The Window Seat on a Plane Wing

    The Window Seat on a Plane Wing
  • Octopus Girl on a Couch

    Octopus Girl on a Couch
  • Sleeping Woman Statue At An Art Exhibit

    Sleeping Woman Statue At An Art Exhibit
  • King Kong Holding a Sleeping Woman

    King Kong Holding a Sleeping Woman
  • Mermaid Fixing Her Hair

    Mermaid Fixing Her Hair
  • Woman Sleeping on a Cactus Couch

    Woman Sleeping on a Cactus Couch
  • Redneck Family on a Couch

    Redneck Family on a Couch
  • Woman Sleeping on a Cloud

    Woman Sleeping on a Cloud
  • Siamese Twins Sleeping on a Couch

    Siamese Twins Sleeping on a Couch
  • Woman Sleeping on a Couch Made of Egg Cartons

    Woman Sleeping on a Couch Made of Egg Cartons
  • Woman Sleeping in a Giant's Hand

    Woman Sleeping in a Giant's Hand
  • Manikins Stuck on Poles Near the Sea

    Manikins Stuck on Poles Near the Sea
  • Centaur Woman on the Beach

    Centaur Woman on the Beach
  • Seahorse Woman

    Seahorse Woman
  • Angel Waking a Sleeping Woman

    Angel Waking a Sleeping Woman
  • Woman and Baby Sleeping on the Couch

    Woman and Baby Sleeping on the Couch
  • Woman Sleeping on the Train Tracks

    Woman Sleeping on the Train Tracks
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Sleep disorders and their reasons based on gender: Bad habits. Men have a lot of bad habits, which cause bad night sleep, such as alcohol, nicotine, caffeine. You should abstain yourself from having them at a late hour. Otherwise they can have an impact on your sleep. Having a lot of food during the night time or doing sport activities may also affect sleep. It cannot be avoided, if your evenings are too overloaded. But even so, you can double your breakfast, but have less for your lunch. You can do your sport activities during lunch time or in the morning. Men can have irregular sleep. Every day they go to bed and get up at different times. Biological clock gets out of order which stops you from falling asleep easily. Therefore, you need to try falling asleep and waking up at one and the same time every day. This rule should apply to your weekends and holidays, this will help to improve the performance of your biological clock. Do not try to get more sleep during your weekends. Instead go to bed earlier, as soon as you start getting tired. You can have a nap during the day but it should not last longer than an hour. Medical reasons: There are some medical reasons that make you suffer from bad sleep. Some of them are temporary: flew, strained tendon, a recent operation. Other reasons may stay with you all your life. These illnesses become more obvious with age. Here are some examples of medical reasons: - epilepsy; - asthma or any other respiratory disease; - heart disease; - arthritis. Medication prescribed to cure these illnesses can also affect your sleep significantly. Some of these medications make you more irritable, stop you from having a good night's sleep, others make you fell sleepy during the day. If you change the doze or time of taking the medication it can also have an impact on the way you feel. How sleep affects men? Many men do not have a quality sleep even if they spend enough time in bed. They need a lot of time to fall asleep. But their sleep can be very fragile, so they will feel tired even after sleeping all night long, These are symptoms of sleeping disorder, which happens very often among men. Many people do not pay any attention to it, but even if they do, they do not try to solve this problem. Timely diagnostics of sleeping disorder and correct treatment can significantly improve your sleep. You will be enjoying the time you spend sleeping again and will feel like a million dollars. The most common sleeping disorders for men: * uspension of external breathing (apnea) * sleepiness at the most inconvenient time narcolepsy * delayed sleep phase disorder (problems falling asleep) * sleep disorder irrelevant of changing time zones or shift work * insufficient sleep hygiene How to get a better sleep? Many people can have a much better sleep if they develop the habit of sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene includes a number of rules which will help you enjoy a healthy sleep. Some people think that alcohol can help the fall asleep. It really does increase sleepiness and help you fall asleep quicker. But it can also make you wake up a number of times during the night. Some people get up very early and have a drink the night before. In this case alcohol will have a proportional effect staying in our body for a long time. In order to improve your sleep, do not take alcohol at least 6 hours before going to bed. You should also reduce the amount of and the frequency of alcohol consumption in general. Frequent alcohol consumption can affect your health. Sometimes a person can see the solution of sleeping problem in tablets for insomnia. They can be really helpful but not for everyone. Taking these tablets is not a solution. Doctors often prescribe the for the period of time not exceeding a few weeks. You can also find a large number of pills for insomnia. This type of medication contain antihistamine the ingredient used in anti cold tablets. They can have either positive effect or can make you more irritated during the day. This medication should be taken with great caution. You should not get used to taking medication to cure sleep related disorders. Consult a doctor and as him what can help you have a better sleep. If the problem with you sleeps keeps bothering you for more than a month, tell your doctor about it. Do not think that it will resolve itself. The doctor will recommend a specialist who will find the reason of problems with sleep. Two weeks before your visit to the specialist start a sleep diary, it will help you cure your illness. Sleep is too important to be ignored. Consulting a doctor will be your best choice. Do not put it off until tomorrow. Sleep has a significant importance for your vital activity.
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