Sleep and Dreaming

I. Sleep Basics:

Why do we sleep?

Chemical Sleep Things: Brain Waves involved in Sleep 4 Stages of Sleep

Stage 1:

Stage 2: Stage 3: Stage 4: Stages 2-4: "slow-wave sleep" Stages 3-4: "deep sleep"

REM Sleep:

Brain Things


II. Common Sleep Disorders

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

What happens? Potential Causes Effects Treatment (C-APA) Narcolepsy Sleep Attacks Cataplexy Sleep Paralysis

Sleep Walking- Somnambulism

More Information Common Misconceptions What to do? Insomnia Chronic Insomnia Transient and Short-term Causes- Underlying Conditions What about people who seem to never sleep? More Information

III. What Are Dreams?

REM Sleep Why Do We Dream? Evidence for This View Dream Formation Psychoanalytic Connection Other Functions of Dreaming Dreaming Across Species Your Pal the Dolphin

IV. Psychological Basis of Dreams


Major Theorists: Sigmund Freud Wish Fulfillment 4 Sources Wishes Gratify Ego, Superego Extending his Theory Further... Criticism Major Theorists: Carl Jung

Jung’s Main Points

How to remember your Dreams Should one remember dreams?
Look up the Symbols
Problems with Symbols Conclusion
V. Current Research in Sleep and Dreams


Narcolepsy Sleep and Aging GABA – rific! Other Research Other Research

National Sleep Awareness Week