Sleeping

Module Overview

Originated by: Dr Alicja Niedzwiecka

Sleeping is a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterised by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions with surroundings. Sleep occurs in repeating periods, in which the body alternates between two distinct modes: REM sleep and non-REM sleep. Although REM stands for “rapid eye movement”, this mode of sleep has many other aspects, including virtual paralysis of the body.

During sleep, most of the body’s systems are in an anabolic state, helping to restore the immune, nervous, skeletal, and muscular systems; these are vital processes that maintain mood, memory, and cognitive function, and play a large role in the function of the endocrine and immune systems.

This module looks at identifying the main functions of sleep, having a basic understanding of how brain orchestrates the sleep/wake cycle and learning the principles of sleep hygiene to improve sleep quality.

We will explore

  • Sleep, its function and importance
  • Sleep and the brain
  • Sleep deprivation
  • How to prepare for a good night’s sleep
  • Good sleep habits and how to establish them

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Our programmes include a range of learning materials to support both teachers and students in the classroom. Content wise, each module is different but some components are common to all to provide assessment tools for teachers and familiar references for students.

This module includes

  • Lesson plans – KS2 to KS5
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Observation of thoughts
  • Teacher assessment

We believe that some topics are approached more powerfully by bringing in animation. That is why some of the topics have videos to illustrate the learning points

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