Eight Stages Of Sleep

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Sleep is the activity that fill up most of our spare time more than anything else. Next to food, water, and shelter, sleep is one of the most important needs for human survival. Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being for a person. Even though humans need sleep to function properly, it is something that millions of people overlook and put off. On average an adolescent need nine to ten hours of sleep a day and an adult needs seven to eight hours of sleep. Even though most adolescent and adults need these much hours to function properly only about fifteen percent of adolescent receiving nine to ten hours of sleep a day and thirty-five percent of adults are receiving seven to eight hours.
With sleep being put off, many individuals
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Even though every stage of sleep is important the REM stage can be looked at as a significant stage in sleep. During REM sleep it usually begins by sending a signal from an area the base of the brain called the pons, these signals then travel to the thalamus, where it’s them relay to the cerebral cortex responsible for learning, thinking, and organizing information. Due to REM sleep stimulating the brain regions used in learning. It may be seems that and explain why toddlers and young children spend so much time sleeping that adults. Even though it is important for children and toddlers to get a lot of REM sleep, it is still important for adults to, yet a majority of adults never get enough REM sleep which is why they are always in “debt”. Unlike sleep where if we miss a certain amount of sleep for one day we can’t make it up for the next, REM sleep on the other hand if we miss certain amount it would be made up the next …show more content…
Dreams are often overlooked and looked at as nothing important. More often than not people won’t even remember what they dreamed about. Though there isn’t a clear definition of why we dream but there has been many theories of why we dream. Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis theorized that our dreams are actually our urges and wishes that we suppress in the reality world. He was a prime believer that everything we do is motivated by an unconscious level. Freud characterized our minds into three parts to support his idea, from Id, Ego, and Superego, With the Id part of our mind it’s centered around primal impulse, desire and unchecked urges. While the Ego unlike the Id is concerned with our conscious, the rational and moral aspect of our mind. Lastly the superego acts as the censor of the Id and responsible for enforcing the moral code in the Ego part of the mind. While awake the urges and desire from the Id are suppressed by the super ego, but when we are dreaming we are dreaming our Id has the opportunity to act out are desires into dreams. According to Freud the reason we can’t remember our dreams most of the time is due to the superego at work, protecting the conscious mind from the disturbing

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