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ERIC Number: EJ1121158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Boy, Am I Tired!! Sleep....Why You Need It!
Olivieri, Chrystyne
Journal for Leadership and Instruction, v15 n2 p33-36 Fall 2016
Sleep is essential to a healthy human being. It is among the basic necessities of life, located at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy of Need. It is a dynamic activity, necessary to maintain mood, memory and cognitive performance. Sleep disorders are strongly associated with the development of acute and chronic medical conditions. This article traces the history of sleep and then discusses the physiology of sleep. In this discussion, two main sleep types--REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep and NREM (Non-REM) sleep--and the four stages of Non-REM sleep are described. Other topics covered include sleep and aging, sleep and children, and how to improve sleep quality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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