Brain Rules- Sleep & Stress

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Published on September 29, 2015

Author: ethelfromla


slide 1: Brain Rules Sleep Stress By Ethel Fimbres 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 2015. What is learned helplessness. Retrieved from Harvard Business Review October 29 2014. Why leaders don’t brag about successfully managing stress. Retrieved from leaders-dont-brag-about-successfully-managing-stress/ Lyndon B. Johnson image. n.d.. Retrieved from 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 Sleeping Moon image. n.d.. Retrieved from Stressed Student Image. n.d.. Retrieved from You Are Not So Smart November 11 2009. Learned Helplessness. Retrieved from

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