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  • Sleep Patterns: The Importance Of Sleep And Sleep

    amount of sleep and rest that you feel better? Your thinking is clearer, you can complete all the things on your to-do list and you have more energy. Without the proper rest you make more mistakes, your cognition is slower and you lack energy. Failure to get the proper rest jeopardized your overall health. Sleep promotes and contributes to psychological and physiological restoration of the body. During sleep, your bodies biological function slow down. The heart rate, blood pressure and respirations all slow down which contribute to restore the biological processes. The body has a natural time clock that regulates the sleep and wake clocks. There are two systems that regulate these cycles they are: sleep/wake homeostasis and the circadian rhythm. When we have been awake for long periods of time such as 15…

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  • Sleep And REM Sleep

    More often than not, the general population does not view sleep as a priority, but rather as something to sacrifice in the name of productivity or entertainment should the need arise. However, similarly to those of nutrition and daily physical activity, sleep plays an essential role in day to day health and largely dictates the development of the brain from birth and onward. In order to properly nourish the growing brain and individual, one must realize the importance of sleep and its impact on…

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  • The Importance Of Sleep On Sleep

    A good night’s sleep for the average teenager is about 8 1/2-10 hours of sleep. There are many psychological and physical problems that can happen because of sleep loss, such as depression, weight gain, and irritability, but can sleep affect one’s grades in school? My theory is that it can, that those who sleep more will have better grades than those who don’t, so I wanted to conduct a survey to find out if this was true. I would so a survey rather than during a case study, which would be…

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  • The Effects Of Sleep And Sleep Cycles

    with proper wake and sleep cycles. A person’s internal time piece is extremely miniscule, the “size of a grain of rice” and resides near the merging point of the optic nerves. Light taken in through the eyes signals the release of diverse hormones, which in turn coordinates numerous physical functions including a person’s sleep/wake cycle. Researchers have found that when an individual’s physical daily tempos are disrupted, a variety of mental disorders caused by disease of the nervous system…

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  • Why Sleep Is A Lack Of Sleep

    amount of hours of sleep. The science of sleep can be traced back to the early 1600’s. Doctors will argue that sleep is the most important thing a person needs after food and water. Scientists have done extensive research on the benefits of sleep, but still the question remains on why is sleep necessary? Unfortunately, it is not a question with a simple answer. The absence of a concrete answer to this stimulating question does not mean that this research has been a waste of time. In fact,…

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  • The Need For Sleep: The Evolution Of Sleep And Sleep Cycles

    Although the reason why we sleep is a highly controversial topic, the fact that living beings need it to survive is of no question. The need for sleep starts from day one, and understanding how much a newborn needs compared to a one year old is crucial to understanding how their sleep-wake cycles evolve. Not only do babies need a lot of sleep, but they need it in three hour cycles, between sleeping and feeding (Beuno, & Menna-Barreto, 2016). The evolution of sleep takes place over the first year…

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  • Sleep And The Evolutionary Theory Of Sleep

    “Sleep is a passive state of unconsciousness, a suspension of our normal bodily activities. It is distinguished from wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, but is more easily reversed than the state of hibernation or of being comatose.” People usually go through five (5) stages while sleeping. The first stage is the period of transition between wakefulness and sleepiness, and can be awakened easily. During this stage, the muscles are slowly active and the eyes move slowly. As…

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  • The Need To Sleep: The Importance Of Sleep

    Americans did not get the right amount of sleep they needed at night (Better Sleep Foundation). Sleep plays an important part in keeping the human body healthy and happy. Not getting enough sleep affects how the body functions in many ways. Understanding the amount of sleep people need, what regulates the amount of sleep a person gets, and how sleep affects a person 's health, is very important to the human body. Most people do not know the amount of sleep needed at night. Although each…

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  • The Stages Of Sleep

    Ask your neighbor what they enjoy doing, and maybe a decent amount may have mentioned, "sleep." Sleep is a vital part of and universal need. It is considered a motor to our skills and abilities to gather and process information. Mellissa, Writer of The Guardian of Scotland writes, "An average night 's sleep is eight hours, 1/3 of a day. If you live, seventy-five years, that 's twenty-five years asleep, or 9,125 days." For one-third of our lives we are asleep, but being asleep has its purposes.…

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  • The Importance Of Sleep And Sleep In Human Life

    ESSAY 1: SLEEP AND DREAM SYNOPSIS: What is Sleep? Anthropologists tell us that sleep and dreams have been central foci of many ancient cultures. In some culture, sleep was seen as a time for the soul to occupy another world. A common understanding in all the notions is that sleep is viewed as the result of lowered activity of the brain. Sleep is commonly looked upon as a periodic temporary cessation or interruption the waking state, which is the prevalent mode of existence for the healthy…

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