Impacts of Sleep Loss and Stress

$6.00 | CEU Hours:2.00 | Advanced

 

CEU Course Description

Sleep has been ascribed a critical role in cognitive functioning.  This advanced CEU course provides evidence linking sleep to mechanisms of protein synthesis-dependent synaptic plasticity and synaptic scaling.  How disruption of sleep by acute and chronic stress may impair these mechanisms and degrade sleep function is also considered.

Article Author:  Janne Grønli, Ph.D., et al.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Enumerate the specific functions that have been proposed for NREM and REM sleep in humans.

2.  Investigate what early long-term potentiation depends on.

3.  Identify the condition for which repeated exposure to stressors may constitute an environmental risk factor.

4.  Describe the relationship between sleep loss and cortisol levels.

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