Chapter_5_Handout_1 - Evolutionary/Circadian Theory: sleep...

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Evolutionary/Circadian Theory : sleep evolved to conserve energy and as protection from predators Repair/Restoration Theory : sleep helps us recuperate– physically, emotionally, and intellectually – from depleting daily activities Psychoanalytic Theory : dreams are disguised symbols (manifest versus latent content) of repressed desires and anxieties Biological Theory (Activation-Synthesis hypothesis): dreams are simple by-products of random stimulation of brain cells. Cognitive Theory : dreams improve information processing Consciousness, Sleep, and Dreaming: Sleep Disorders Two major categories: 1) Dyssomnias : problems in __amount__, ___timing___, and quality of sleep 2) Parasomnias : abnormal disturbances during sleep Consciousness, Sleep, and Dreaming Three Forms of Dyssomnias Insomnia : persistent problems in falling asleep, staying asleep, or awakening too early Narcolepsy : sudden and irresistible onsets of sleep during normal waking hours Sleep Apnea : repeated interruption of breathing during sleep
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course PSYCH PSYC 2000 taught by Professor Terleki during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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Chapter_5_Handout_1 - Evolutionary/Circadian Theory: sleep...

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