Understanding Sleep

What exactly is sleep and how does it work? Discover the misconceptions about what is most experienced as a passive state. What happens in our brains is congruent with how we experience sleep. The lecture took us through and in the world of sleep, first and foremost in the field of physiology and in the second place around the functions of sleep. How offline are we when sleeping? What is effective sleep? How critical sleep is for our physical and mental functions. Furthermore, she took us into the research on sleep and the part about memory and memory. On the basis of a few concrete lab tests, the insights recorded on laboratory animals were shown. Everyone returned home with the idea, tonight and in the following days I have to go to bed early, and find my rhythm … how can I sustain that will most likely be the next question. But it became special when it was demonstrated that sleeping was more important through research than the state in which people are awake. In a nutshell, while sleeping, our brains are active and ensure that we can get up the next day and continue with what we were doing and … much more.

In the forefront of leading research into memory and sleep, it broadens our understanding of sleep and its role in our lives. Some need little, others a lot. Many wish they had more. With so much to do and so much to do, does sleep waste our time? What “more effective sleep” could mean for our waking hours is unknown territory for most. Even though we spend a third of our lives in this state, what do we know about the biological functions that sleep serves to compensate? We investigate advanced approaches to understanding sleep as part of downtime and look at interventions within reach to change their role in our lives.

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