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Lets take an average of your daily sleep totals Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday vs. Friday, Saturday, Sunday How do the numbers compare, differ, etc What do you think???
Sleep is brain food Without it- moody, irritable, perform poorly, friends/family issues, effect physical abilities on court/field, increase acne Eventually, your brain will get sleep Falling asleep at the wheel, causing > 100,000 car crashes
Sleep patterns differ b/t teenage and adulthood Teens need 8 ½- 9 ¼ hours of sleep Adults need 7-8 hours Lets do some math, School begins 7:45, wake up at 6:30, 8 hours prior would be 10:30 When do you fall asleep?
Its natural not to fall asleep till 11 p.m. Difference in sleep patters between teens and adults Old folks are boring, and go to bed earlier, right?
Hormone released by the pineal gland in the brain that is responsible for sleepiness Released in teens around 10:45 p.m. at night, vs. adults at 9 p.m. This is why you have a hard time falling asleep at night
Slightly cooler room Exercise Using your bed for sleep only (difficult in college dorm) Light from your computer can keep you up Try something for me: set a goal of sleeping ½ hour earlier each week until desired time is acquired
– Obesity, – Stress – Rotating shifts – Caffeine – Alcohol – Spicy food – Eating too much/too little – Medication – Too little exposure to sunlight Can you give me any reasons?
Sleep apnea-brief periods in the night where breathing stops; accompanied by loud snoring Insomnia- difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep. Wake up too early. Can be due to- restless leg syndrome, stress, anxiety Narcolepsy- sleep attacks lasting 30sec- 30 mins. Irresistible need to sleep at any time during the day Restless Legs Syndrome- discomfort in the legs- crawling, tingling, prickling sensation
Stage 1: Drowsiness Stage 2: Light Sleep Stage 3 & 4: Deep Sleep Stage 5: REM
Powernaps- should last between 20-30 minutes of sleep Any longer and you wake up groggy
Read School Start Time and Sleep Bring in 3 advantages and disadvantages for the concept of starting the school day later Resources: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/glands-in-the-human-body.html