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Sleep Quality, not quantity Jet Lag – affects cognitive functioning 1 day to recognize 5 Cycles of Sleep: 1. Transitional stage (1-7 minutes) Sleep onset. Decline in heart rate, muscle tension,, body temperature, Alpha/Theta wave brain activity. 2-4. further decline in heart rate, respiration, muscle tension, body temperature. 3-4. are called slow wave sleep (get there in less than an hour. Remain there for one half hour) low frequency 5. Rapid Eye Movement. Lateral eye movement. Ripple movement across the eyelid Deep Sleep – hard to wake someone up. Irregular breathing, and pulse rate, relaxed muscle tone, Active beta brain wave activity Dreams – Frequent, vivid, memorable. Repeat sleep cycle 4 times REM gets longer 40-60 minutes in length. Non-REM-shorter and shallower Adults=20% Babies=50 Slow wave sleep declines with age. Repair Restoration Theory – we need sleep to recuperate from our daily activities. Evolutionary circadian theory – In connection to our circadian rhythms we sleep to conserve our energy Sleep Deprivation – decrease in reaction time; cognitively, motor skills, accidents. Sleep Disorders Fatal Familial Insomnia – a genetic disorder. The individual cannot sleep. Fatal Slow wave sleep disappears and only brief periods of REM remain. Possible neurological relationship. Insomnia – the inability to fall asleep, remain asleep, or waking up early
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Sleep issues are 50% more common in women Sleeping pills affect the normal sleep cycle Narcolepsy – sleep attacks. Suddenly fall asleep Rebound Insomnia – Stop Pills (fatigue, functioning, stress, depression) Cataplexy – the person suddenly falls down asleep Sleep Apnea – frequent reflexive gasping for air that wakes someone up and disrupts their sleep pattern Can be awakened many times. Stop breathing for 10 seconds. Loud Snoring. Surgery/Drugs. Somnambulism – Sleepwalking, the person gets up and walks Night Terrors – Dreams – cognitive events that take place during sleep Dream about familiar settings and characters, friends and family Themes – sex, aggression, misfortune Internal Conflict – take a chance or play it safe Psychodynamic View – things happen during the day and we dream about them Royal Road to the Unconscious (waking life spills into dreams) Express unconscious wishes or impulses Manifest Content – The dream story that you remember Latent Content – the underlying meaning of a dream Physiological – neural activity. Normal brain stimulation is occurring Cognitive View – areas
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The neutral stimulus becomes a conditioned stimulus and elicits a conditional response (CR)
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2010 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Wilson during the Spring '07 term at Towson.

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