Restoration theory

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Name two of the stages of sleep
Slow-wave sleep (SWS) and REM sleep
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Wha are the functions of these two stages?
SWS - enables body repair. REM - enables brain recovery
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What hormone is secreted during SWS?
The Growth hormone
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What is the Growth hormone controlled by?
Neural mechanisms, related to SWS
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What is the lack of SWS associated with?
Reduced functioning of the immune system
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Why is the percentage of REM sleep higher in babies?
They have rapid brain growth. - Support: platypus - immature at birth - 8hours of REM, dolphin - mature - almost no REM sleep
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What do Siegel and Rogawski (1988) suggest?
That REM sleep allows for a break in neurotransmitter release - hich permits neurons to regain sensitivity - allows the body to function properly
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What is the complex relationship between memory and sleep?
REM - important in the consolidation of procedural memory (skills). SWS - important for the consolidation of semantic memory (meaning of things) and episodic memory (events)
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