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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. x Sleep plays no role in physiological functioning. x We become tired when it is dark out. x Function of sleep is to restore energy levels x Function of sleep is to conserve energy x We become tired from wakefulness. x We sleep until the body is physiologically sound.
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Unformatted text preview: x We sleep based on an internal timing mechanism. x Sleep depends on vulnerability from predators. x Sleep deprivation may cause behavioral disturbances. x We have a sleep-wake cycle. x When we sleep is based on some evolutionary aspects. x 1. What are the main differences between the recuperation and circadian theories? 2. Which theory do you most agree with? Explain. 1a) The difference between circadian rhythm and recuperation is that recuperation refers to a recovery period. This is like when a patient recovers from an illness or a mental illness. Circadian rhythm is a 24 hour cycle in living creatures, like plants, animals, and humans. 2a) I believe in the recuperation theory, because I think that everyone needs to have a time in the day to rejuvenate, and it just makes sense to me. PSY 240...
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