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Psy 240 Appendix C - physiological functioning We become...

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Axia College Material Appendix C The Sleep Matrix Why do we sleep? What governs when or how long we sleep? This activity will assist you in understanding two common sleep theories, recuperation and circadian, which provide different answers to these questions. Depending on which one you support, it may change your outlook on sleep and your current sleeping habits. Categorize each characteristic under the correct theory—recuperation or circadian—by placing an “ X ” in the appropriate column. Then, answer the questions that follow. Recuperation Circadian Sleep restores the body to a state of homeostasis. Sleep plays no role in
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Unformatted text preview: physiological functioning. We become tired when it is dark out. Function of sleep is to restore energy levels Function of sleep is to conserve energy We become tired from wakefulness. We sleep until the body is physiologically sound. We sleep based on an internal timing mechanism. Sleep depends on vulnerability from predators. Sleep deprivation may cause behavioral disturbances. We have a sleep-wake cycle. When we sleep is based on some evolutionary aspects. 1. What are the main differences between the recuperation and circadian theories? 2. Which theory do you most agree with? Explain. PSY 240...
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