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Course Description

The Science of Snoozing: Understanding the Neuroscience of Sleep

The average person spends one-third of their life sleeping. But how do we switch between the states of wakefulness and unconsciousness, and why can maximizing this part of our lives be so beneficial?

In this short course, we will get a glimpse of the neuroscience of sleep, covering the basics of sleep regulation, the influence of circadian rhythms on sleep patterns and their impact on hunger, hormones and temperature regulation, and the broader societal implications of sleep research. Additionally, learn strategies for improving your quality of sleep.

Course Details

Learning Outcomes

  • Discover the neurological processes that underlie sleep
  • Identify the stages of sleep
  • Explore circadian rhythms
  • Recognize the importance of sleep in maintaining overall health, well-being and cognitive function
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Type
Class
Days
Sa
Time
9:30AM to 3:00PM
Dates
Apr 13, 2024
Schedule and Location
Hours
5.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $79.00
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

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