Neurology - Psychiatry

Understanding Sleep

ID: 07042028

Understanding Sleep

Understanding Sleep
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Course Length:

  • 30 topics
  • 50 minutes of seat time

Language:

  • English

Course Features:

  • Audio narration
  • Animations
  • Progress checks
  • Pop quizzes
  • Final assessment

Target Audience:

  • Medical professionals
  • Medical students
  • Pharmaceutical representatives
  • Nurses

Description:

This learning program is designed to introduce you to the functions, physiology, and clinical characteristics of sleep. The program begins with a brief overview of the benefits of sleep and the inherent dangers of sleep deprivation. You will go on to learn about the neurophysiologic regulation of wakefulness, sleep, and the transition between these 2 states, and about the influence of the circadian rhythm on the sleep cycle. The program concludes with an overview of the distinct stages comprising the sleep cycle, collectively known as the sleep architecture.

Upon completion of this learning program, you will be able to:

  • List the many beneficial effects of sleep.
  • Recall the factors impacting sleep and the consequences of sleep deprivation.
  • Describe the neurological pathways involved in wakefulness and sleep.
  • Identify the neurotransmitters involved in sleep.
  • Match the distinctive stages of sleep with their characteristic features.
  1. GETTING STARTED
    1. Sound Check
    2. Disclaimer
    3. Welcome
    4. Navigation Instructions
  2. STAYING FOCUSED
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning Objectives
  3. THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP
    1. Overview
    2. The Benefits of Sleep
      • Popup: Cognitive Function, Memory, and Learning
      • Popup: Well-being and Pain
      • Popup: Cellular Growth and Repair
      • Popup: Immunity
    3. Factors That Impact Sleep
    4. Consequences of Sleep Deprivation
    5. Progress Check
  4. SLEEP REGULATION
    1. Overview
    2. Circadian Rhythms
    3. Brain Sleep Centers
      1. Overview
      2. Wakefulness Pathways
      3. Sleep Pathways
      4. Neurotransmitters Involved in Sleep
    4. Progress Check
  5. SLEEP ARCHITECTURE
    1. Overview
    2. Stage N1
    3. Stage N2
    4. Stage N3
    5. REM Sleep
    6. Progress Check
  6. TEST YOUR ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
    1. Summary
    2. Final assessment
  7. END OF PROGRAM
  8. GLOSSARY
  9. REFERENCES



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