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What significance does sleep have in psychology?

Asked by Nickgarf, Last updated: Jan 02, 2020

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E.Evelyn

E.Evelyn

Answered Jan 16, 2020

Sleep is very significant to psychology. It allows the brain to recharge and get a break, so that once awake, the brain can properly function again. This recharge allows people to learn more things and stay sharp when learning and doing things. It also gives people the energy to perform their daily tasks.

When it comes to psychology, there are times when a person is unable to activate their memory on certain things due to the lack of sleep. When they do get sleep, and their brain is able to recharge and function at the highest level again. A lack of sleep can also impact health and relationships.

 

Denton Perez

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Denton Perez, Professor, High School, Utah

Answered Jan 08, 2020

Sleep is defined as rest in a state of reduced consciousness. Sleep plays an important role in survival. No human can stay alive without sleep because it is an essential part of our wellbeing. In fact, research shows that we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping. Sleep is significant to psychology, sleep in involved in cognitive function and memory formation. Several hormones that are vital for physical growth and maturation are secreted when we sleep. Sleep has restorative power, damaged cells in our body are repaired during sleep. Sleep and mental health are closely connected; this is why sleep deprivation can affect a person’s mental health. Evidence of this is seen in several mental conditions such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar, and so on.
 

R. Tanner

R. Tanner

Answered Jan 02, 2020

Sleep is known to be one of the things that the body needs in order to survive. The brain will be able to recover better. Those who are not able to sleep well might have some trouble remembering the things that they have to do. Those who have encountered some car crashes have been unable to work, and so much more may not have gotten enough sleep.

Not getting enough sleep has also been linked to different conditions such as high blood pressure, heart diseases, obesity, depression, stroke, and so much more. There are some people who try to forego getting enough sleep as much as possible because they feel that doing more work will be more important. People will not be able to function properly without sleep.

 

K. Galatia

K. Galatia

Answered Dec 24, 2019

Sleep is a complex and integral part or aspect of evolutionary psychology. One evolutionary theory about the variables of sleep is that our sleep patterns evolved as an adaptive response to predatory threats, which escalate in the darkness. Therefore, we sleep in safe areas to eliminate or diminish the chance of harm.

Some research shows that species who face higher predatory risks sleep for less time than other more fortunate species. Sleep helps maintain a healthy weight, lowering stress levels, increasing motor coordination, and maintaining stability. People sleep at night to give themselves a rest from actively thinking, speaking, or solving complicated problems.

 

E. James

E. James

Answered Dec 19, 2019

Sleep is known to have the ability to make sure that the brain will be recharged so that it will be able to function properly again. This is meant to make people learn more things because people can usually learn more things throughout the day. People can also make a lot of memories because they are able to get enough sleep.

There are instances when you are unable to remember the things that you should remember because you did not sleep well. Not sleeping properly can also have an effect on your overall work performance and your mood. Some may not be good partners to people that they are in a relationship with because they are unable to balance their thoughts and emotions because of the lack of sleep.

 

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