Jordan Clark Go To Sleep Already

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Brain Research - LTCY 199 - Summer 2009 -Go to Sleep Already

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Jordan Clark Go To Sleep Already

  1. 1. GO to sleep already<br />By: Jordan Clark<br />
  2. 2. World Records<br />Longest time gone without sleeping is 11 days back in 1965<br />Longest time someone has slept without interruption is 5 days and nights <br />Retrieved July 10, 2009, from chacha Web site: http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-record-for-the-longest-time-awake <br />
  3. 3. What is the reason for sleeping?<br /><ul><li>To live
  4. 4. Recuperation
  5. 5. To help the brain retain information from the day
  6. 6. Keeping us alert and focused</li></li></ul><li>Does our brain sleep?<br /><ul><li>NO! While we sleep our brain is hard at work
  7. 7. Parts of our brain work more while we sleep than</li></ul> when we’re awake<br />
  8. 8. sleep deprivation<br />Occurs when we don’t get enough sleep<br />Can effect growth hormones and testosterone<br />Effects our behavior in a negative way<br />(2008). Psychology. New York, NY : Worth Publishers <br />
  9. 9. Hours needed to sleep per night<br />Infants need 16 to 18 hours <br />Teenagers need about 9 hours<br />Adults need an average of 7-8 hours<br />(2009). Are You Getting Enough Sleep?. from http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/sleep-requirement <br />
  10. 10. Should we nap?<br />Yes, at about 3:00<br /> We start to lose focus and motivation to finish our work<br />Just a short power nap will help you perform better<br />
  11. 11. Journal article<br />“sws is particularly favorable to explicit memory traces” (Maquet, 2001) <br />This is during the time of sleep when we retain the information that we learned that day<br />There are different levels of sleep:<br />“Molecular level”<br />“Neuronal assemblies”<br />“Macroscopic brain system level”<br />(All from Maquet, 2001) <br />Maquet, Pierre (2001,11,2). The Role of Sleep in Learning and Memory. 294, Retrieved 7/10/2009, from http://www.jstor.org/stable/3084946<br />
  12. 12. Conclusion<br />To stay alive you need to sleep<br />To keep focused during the day you may need to take a nap<br />Every night you should get between 8 and 10 hours of sleep<br />Do not get sleep deprived, its not good!<br />GO get some sleep<br />
  13. 13. References<br />Maquet, Pierre (2001,11,2). The Role of Sleep in Learning and Memory. 294, Retrieved 7/10/2009, from http://www.jstor.org/stable/3084946<br />(2008). Psychology. New York, NY : Worth Publishers <br />(2009). Are You Getting Enough Sleep?. from http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/sleep-requirement <br />Retrieved July 10, 2009, from chacha Web site: http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-record-for-the-longest-time-awake <br />

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