Brain Rules- Sleep & Stress

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Published on September 29, 2015

Author: ethelfromla

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slide 1: Brain Rules Sleep Stress By Ethel Fimbres efimbres14apu.edu September 2015 slide 2: Sleep slide 3: Sleep Well Think Well ★ When we’re asleep the brain is not resting at all. ★ It is almost unbelievably active ★ It’s possible that the reason we need to sleep is so that we can learn. slide 4: Why Sleep I’d Rather Stay Up All Night. ★ Sleep must be important because we spend 1/3 of our lives doing it ★ Loss of sleep hurts attention executive function working memory mood quantitative skills logical reasoning and even motor dexterity. ★ We still don’t know how much we need It changes with age gender pregnancy puberty and so much more. slide 5: Sleep Loss Brain Drain Sleep loss hurts attention function memory mood quantitative skills logic and general math knowledge etc etc etc…. slide 6: There’s more….. ★ Healthy 30 year old sleep deprived bodies revert to that of a 60 year old ★ Sleep deprivation causes the body to not fully utilize the food we eat by 1/3 ★ A healthy night’s sleep can boost learning significantly ★ Sleep can be a great friend slide 7: The Brain is Active while we Sleep Neurons hormones other chemicals keep us up Brain cells hormones various chemicals put us down Its a battle where one eventually becomes exhausted falls asleep. slide 8: Ahhh….the Joys of Napping ★ Napping is normal. Ever feel tired in the afternoon That’s because your brain really wants to take a nap. ★ Around 3 p.m. 12 hours after the midpoint of your sleep all your brain wants to do is nap. ★ Taking a nap might make you more productive. In one study a 26-minute nap improved NASA pilots’ performance by 34 percent. ★ Don’t schedule important meetings at 3 p.m. It just doesn’t make sense. slide 9: Lyndon Johnson 36th US President regularly closed his door mid-afternoon put on his pajamas for a 30 min nap. slide 10: Bad Things Happen When we Don’t Nap Facts: ★ More traffic accidents happen during nap zone ★ Nappers saw a 16 improvement in reaction time ★ Naps boost cognitive performance ★ Napping 30 mins before pulling an all nighter keeps our minds sharp slide 11: Wake up Before your Alarm ● An automatic device exists ● The body has a series of internal clocks controlled by the brain. ● Its called the suprachiasmatic. slide 12: Stress slide 13: Stressed Brains Don’t Learn the Same Way ★ What is stress It depends... ★ Certain types of stress HURT learning but some types BOOST learning ★ Some types of stress are good for the brain -- youve heard those stories of grandma’s lifting up cars to rescue children. ★ Long-term stress is bad. The brain is designed to handle stress that lasts seconds not years. slide 14: Learned Helplessness... ...happens when people or animals become conditioned to believe that a situation is unchangeable or inescapable. slide 15: Learned Helplessness The Misconception: If you are in a bad situation you will do whatever you can do to escape it. The Truth: If you feel like you aren’t in control of your destiny you will give up and accept whatever situation you are in. VS slide 16: All Three Stress 1 Measureable Physiological Response 2 Desire to Avoid the Situation 3 Loss of Control Researchers Jeansok Kim David Diamond slide 17: There’s more….. ★ Stress damages virtually every kind of cognition that exists ★ It damages memory executive function ★ It can hurt your motor skills ★ Over a long period of time it disrupts your immune response ★ You get sicker more often ★ It disrupts your ability to sleep ★ You get depressed slide 18: Ahhh….the Stress of Work Home ★ The emotional stability of the home is the greatest predictor of academic success. If you want your kid to get into Harvard go home and love your spouse. ★ You have one brain. The same brain you have at home is the same brain you have at work/school. ★ The stress you are experiencing at home will affect your performance at work. slide 19: According to Harvard Business Review Executives deal with stress in 4 ways: ★ Health including exercise ★ Sleep ★ Diet ★ Removal Removal is anything that whisks you away from work’s struggles. Renewal Removal slide 20: References About.com 2015. What is learned helplessness. Retrieved from http://psychology.about.com/od/lindex/f/earned-helplessness.htm Harvard Business Review October 29 2014. Why leaders don’t brag about successfully managing stress. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2014/10/why- leaders-dont-brag-about-successfully-managing-stress/ Lyndon B. Johnson image. n.d.. Retrieved from http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/lyndon-b-johnson Medina J.2014. Brain rules: 12 rules for surviving and thriving at work home and school. Seattle WA: Pear Press. Stressed is Dessert Image. 2013. Retrieved from https://acuriouswanderer.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/grad-school-stress/ Sleeping Moon image. n.d.. Retrieved from http://smudgem.blogspot.com/2014/03/koreas-war-on-sleep.html Stressed Student Image. n.d.. Retrieved from http://contextualfeed.com/stress-and-its-impact-on-ones-creativity-288.html You Are Not So Smart November 11 2009. Learned Helplessness. Retrieved from http://youarenotsosmart.com/2009/11/11/learned-helplessness/

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