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KIN 123 1st Edition Lecture 3Sleep:- As college students, adequate amounts of sleep are very importanto One of the first things to suffer when you don’t get enough sleep is concentration- Think about your sleep habits:o Do you sleep enough?o Do you sleep well?o What things (in your life) interfere with your sleep?o What things help you sleep better?o How do you feel when you do no sleep well enough?- In class Video: (TED talk)-Russel Foster-Why do we sleep?o Why do we sleep? Restoration Energy conservation-“sleep to save calories” Brain function- Information processing- Building memorieso Memory consolidation o Sleep is not an indulgenceo Sleep deprivation Students Night shift workers, or simply extended 31% of drivers will fall asleep at the wheel at least once Weight gain- If you sleep <5hours a night, there is a 50% chance you are overweight Stress- Sustained stress, leads to repressed immunity, higher risk of infection- Increases cardiovascular disease as a result of raising blood pressureo “sleep for dummies” Make your bedroom as dark as possible Turn off electronics Seek morning lighto Association between mental health and sleep disruption Sleep disruption is usually a predisposition to mental health issues- Allows for early intervention for mental health issues Depression Schizophrenia- Altered sleep pattern, awake during the night and asleep during day- Some could not regulate the day and night schedule BipolarThese notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.o Take sleep seriously Adequate sleep increases:- Concentration- Attention- Decision making- Creativity- Social skills and healthIn class announcements:- First quiz is now available on sakai, through Fridayo First of 6 quizzes of the semester, of those the lowest will be droppedo 10 multiple choice questionso 15min to complete the quiz, one attempt, once you begin you can’t restarto Be caught up on reading Chapters 1-3 before you begin the quizo The types of questions are similar to the types of questions that will be on exams- Guest speaker on Thursday (after the first quiz is completed, begin reading chapter 4)o 2 guest speakers for chapter


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