PSY-1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 24: Sleep Paralysis, Sleep Disorder, Slow-Wave Sleep

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24 Dec 2020
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Infants sleep 16 hours a day and half their sleep is in rem. We sleep less, 15-24 year olds average 8. 5 hours of sleep and elderly adults average just under 6 hours. Rem sleep decreases, dramatically during infancy and early childhood but remains stable afterwards. Time in stage 3 and 4 declines by adulthood, relatively little slow wave sleep. W/o clocks, scheduled routines, we sleep around 10-12 hours a night. Sleep needed is influenced by genetic factors, work schedules, stress, age, lifestyle, general health and other factors. Canadians 15 and over sleep approximately 8 hours and 18 minutes. 15% of individuals sleep less than 6. 5 hours a night. Sleep is lost due to work, stress, disorders, etc. ), responses on mental tasks (ability to concentrate, use logic, memory, etc. ), and physical tasks (sports, manual dexterity, etc. ) Average results showed a sleep-deprived person functioned as well as someone in the bottom 9% of nondeprived participants.

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