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PSY 478 Lucid Dreaming and Sleep Deprivation

by: Taylor Russell

PSY 478 Lucid Dreaming and Sleep Deprivation PSY 478

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Covers notes from 2/2 and 2/4 over lucid dreaming and sleep deprivation
Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Dr. Peck
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Psychology, neuroscience, sleep, Sleep Disorders
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Date Created: 02/08/16
PSY 478 Lecture Notes Week Bundle 2/2 Lucid Dreaming -Becoming aware that you are dreaming while you are dreaming -Sometimes involves exercising control (conjuring) -Insight, logical thought, access to memory, positive emotion -Represents real-time People that Lucid Dream  58% of people will have them, 21% monthly  Young age, educated, wealthy, meditators Brain activity during lucid dream  Tonic REM (high EEG activity)  No muscle activity, or eye movement  Can communicate during dream (done with eye blinks) Nightmares  Many reasons for nightmares o Working through issues o PTSD o Image rehearsal therapy can help Techniques  Dream sign  Practicing checking if you’re awake  MILD (Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreaming) o Practicing intention o Think about a dream you’ve already had o Hypnogogic Imagery (noticing surroundings of a dream) o Best technique  Novadream (Lucid dreaming device) Dream meditation and Yoga  Meditation practices enlightenment rather than relaxation/health  Focus on dream content  Turn off dreamscape 2/4 Sleep Deprivation Measuring sleepiness  Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) o Mary Carsakdon o Measures repeated 20 minutes which you try to fall asleep o Process W (sleep inertia)  Multiple Wakefulness Test (MWT) o Evaluates alertness o Measures by waking every 40 mins for 2 hours  Psychomotor Vigilance Test o Measures click response to stimulus Sleepiness and Impaired Judgment  Reports o People report they are not as sleepy as test results show in a task  Driving o 18 hours = .05 BAC o 19+ hours = .1 BAC Sleep vs Other Brain Substrates  Ghrelin (hunger hormone) o Increased with sleep deprivation  Leptin (satiety hormone)  Glucose o Has circadian component o Too much = too much insulin o Glucose tolerance is lowest in the middle of the night o Sleep deprivation increases


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