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Flashcards in Benefits of Sleep Deck (10):
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Your brain _________ the day's information. _____________ and storage of ___________ may occur

Sorts, Learning, memories

2

The ____________ of body tissues occurs

Healing

3

Adequate sleep helps the ______ system to _________ properly

Immune, function

4

Adequate sleep may help _________ some ___________

Prevent, diseases

5

The sleep cycle (process)

1. At first, you enter Non rapid eye movement sleep (NREM)
2. After the 4 stages of (NREM) your body reaches a stage of relaxation
3. Then you enter Rapid Eye Movement sleep (REM)

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How much of your nightly sleep is REM sleep

20-25%

7

Sleep disorders

1. Insomnia
2. Sleep apnea
3. Narcolepsy

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Insomnia

Difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep (can be caused by stress or some physical problems)

9

Sleep apnea

A disorder in which a person stops breathing for short periods during sleep and then suddenly resumes breathing (this may happen 20-30 times an hour without the person being aware of it, he or she may be extremely tired the next day)

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Narcolepsy

A disorder in which a person experiences severe sleepiness during the day, or falls asleep suddenly; the brain of someone with narcolepsy does not regulate the wake-sleep cycle normally