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Psych Chpt. 7.1

Altered States of Consciousness

Consciousness a state of awareness, including a person’s feelings, sensations, ideas, and perceptions
REM sleep a stage of sleep characterized by rapid eye movements, a high level of brain activity, a deep relaxation of the muscles, and dreaming
Circadian rhythm the rhythm of activity and inactivity lasting approximately one day
Insomnia the failure to get enough sleep at night in order to feel rested the next day
Sleep apnea a sleep disorder in which a person has trouble breathing while asleep
Narcolepsy a condition characterized by suddenly falling asleep or feeling very sleepy during the day
Nightmares unpleasant dreams
Night terrors sleep disruptions that occur during Stage IV of sleep, involving screaming, panic, or confusion
Sleepwalking walking or carrying out behaviors while asleep
Dreams mental activity that takes place during sleep
Sleep deprivation is when a person does not get enough sleep and can result in physical and psychological effects
Created by: dkenton on 2009-02-24

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