09-28-05 - Sleep Deprivation

09-28-05 - Sleep Deprivation - a Consequences i Increased...

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Stuff 9/28/05 1. Sleep Disorders a. Sleep Deprivation i. Frequent problem for international crews on flights ii. Do not notice sleep deprivation 1. High task involvement masks sleepiness 2. Sleepiness is insidious: “The Sleepy Parent” iii. Why increasing problem? 1. Demand for 24 hour services 2. “Work until you drop” syndrome 3. Late night television, the Internet, IM 4. 89% of marriages have two careers and many have single parents people get less sleep iv. Cognative performance decreases significantly after 16 hours of being awake v. Congo Okapi – sleeps only 5 minutes b. Rules for Power Sleep i. Determine and meet your sleep requirement every night 1. Adolescents need 9.25 hours sleep 2. Most adults need 8 hours sleep – individual differences are genetically determined 3. Average Americans sleep 6.7 hours – habituated low level of alertness 4. Ad libitum average is 9.1 hrs/nt 5. Linear relationship between sleep reduction and subsequent daytime sleepiness
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Unformatted text preview: a. Consequences i. Increased heat disease, diabetes obesity ii. Drowsiness iii. Increased irritability iv. Decreased socialization skills v. Decreased motor skills vi. Decreased cognitive performance vii. Etc… 1. 11449494? – Jan Born Experiment 2. All mental events enter the hippocampus and sleep reorganizes episodic memories b. Can you lean while you sleep? i. No. You cannot acquire new information while asleep. ii. However, will retain information better if you sleep on it. c. Sleep Spindles i. Cascade of calcium allows you to practice what you do ii. Establish a regular sleep schedule 1. Synch the hours spent in bed with the sleepy phase of your biological clock 2. If you’re up late, don’t sleep in 3. Takes 4 weeks to establish a regular cycle...
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