To Sleep Perchance to Dream Crash Course Psychology 9
Comedian Mike Birbiglia was having trouble with sleep. Though not with the actual sleeping part one night, while staying in a hotel, he dreamed that a guided missile was on its way to his bed, and in his dream, he jumped out the window to escape it. Unfortunately, he also did this not in his dream. From the second floor. And the window was not open. This little episode cost him 33 stitches and a trip to a sleep specialist. Mike now sleeps in zippedup mummy bags for his own safety.
The lesson here? Sleep is not some break time when your brain, or your body, just goes dormant. Far from it. In truth, sleep is just another state of consciousness. And only in the past few decades have we begun to really plumb its depths from why we sleep in the first place, to what goes on in our brains when we do, to what happens when we can’t sleep. And there is a lot that science has to say about your dreams! Talk about weird! It’s like Sigmund Freud meets Neil Gaiman. So, even though it may seem like you’re dead to the world, when you sleep, your perceptual window remains slightly open.
And kinda like Mike Birbiglia’s hotel room window, a trip through it can make for a pretty wild ride. But for your safety and enjoyment, I’m here to guide you through this state of consciousness, where you’ll learn more than a few things about human mind, including your own. And here’s hoping you won’t need any stitches when we’re through. INTRO Technically speaking, sleep is a periodic, natural, reversible and near total loss of consciousness, meaning it’s different than hibernation, being in a coma, or in say, an.
Anesthetic oblivion. Although we spend about a third of our lives sleeping, and we know that it’s essential to our health and survival, there still isn’t a scientific consensus for why we do it. Part of it probably has to do with simple recuperation, allowing our neurons and other cells to rest and repair themselves. Sleep also supports growth, because that’s when our pituitary glands release growth hormones, which is why babies sleep all the time. Plus, sleep has all kinds of benefits for mental function, like improving memory, giving our brains time to process the events of the day, and boosting our creativity.
But even if we’re not quite sure of all the reasons why we sleep, technology has given us great insight into how we sleep. And for that we can thank little Armond Aserinsky. One night in early 1950s Chicago, eightyearold Armond was tucked into his bed by his father. But this night, instead of getting a kiss on the forehead, little Armond got some electrodes taped to his face. Armond’s dad was Eugene Aserinsky, a grad student looking to test out a new electroencephalograph, or EEG machine, that measures the brain’s electrical activity. That night, as his son slept peacefully, he watched the machine go bonkers with brain.
Wave patterns, and after making sure that his machine wasn’t somehow broken discovered that the brain doesn’t just quot;power downquot; during sleep, as most scientists thought. Instead, he had discovered the sleep stage we now call REM or rapid eye movement, a perplexing period when the sleeping brain is buzzing with activity, even though the body is in a deep slumber. Aserinsky and his colleague Nathaniel Kleitman went on to become pioneers of sleep research. Since then, sleep specialists armed with similar technology have shown that we experience four distinct stages of sleep, each defined by unique brainwave patterns.
Say you’re just going to bed. All day your endocrine system has been releasing â€œawakeâ€� hormones like cortisol. But with nightfall comes the release of sleepy melatonin hormones from the pineal gland. Your brain is relaxed, but still awake, a level of activity that EEGs measure as alpha waves. You’re feeling sleepy, your breath slows, and suddenly you’re asleep. This exact moment is clearly evident on an EEG reading, as those alpha waves immediately transition to the irregular nonRapid Eye Movement stage one (NREM1) waves. It’s in this first stage of sleep you might experience hypnagogic sensations those brief moments when you feel like.
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