Created By: Vanessa Solis

Why study Consciousness

  • The normal state of being awake and able to understand what is happening around you,A person's mind and thoughts,knowledge that is shared by a group of people.

The Adaptive Theory of Sleep

It proposes that animals and humans evolved different sleep patterns to avoid being present during their predators normal hunting times,Which typically would be at night.

The Restorative Theory of Sleep

Which states that sleep is necessary to the physical health of the body. Brain plasticity is enhanced by sleep,and there is evidence that most bodily growth and repair occur during the deepest stage's to sleep.

Altered States of Consciousness

Occurs when a shift takes place in the quality or pattern of your mental activity.Thoughts may become fuzzy and disorganized and you may feel less alert,Or your thoughts may take bizarre turns,As they so often do in dreams.

Sleep Disorders

Nightmares, Night terrors, Sleepwalking, And being unable to sleep well are examples of sleep disorders.

Sleep Apnea

In which the person stops breathing for nearly 10 seconds or more followed by difficult breathing.