Session 202 | Sleep

Thursday, August 16, 2018
12:45pm – 2:00pm

A century ago sleep was still considered by some to be a ‘waste of time’ during which nothing of consequence took place. The advent of the electroencephalogram (EEG) and astute clinicians ushered in a new age where we discovered sleep was not only an active process but vital to normal human development and health. Yet our modern 24-hr/always on society promotes behaviors that directly oppose healthy sleep.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify some likely purposes for sleep.
  • Explain the daily sleep-wake cycle in the context of Process C and Process S.
  • Characterize the basic elements of the sleep cycle.
  • Compare and contrast sleep promoting versus sleep disrupting behaviors and factors.
  • Discuss various pharmacologic approaches to sleep initiation and maintenance.

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