Impacts of Sleep Loss and Stress
$6.00 | CEU Hours:2.00 | Advanced*This course is not approved for NBCC renewal. Please see our NBCC category of courses here.
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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