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What is... psychology series

What is… Sleep

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is sleep.  It's something we all need to do, but what exactly is it? Sleep involves altered consciousness and decreased reactivity to sensory stimulation from the environment.  The brain's energy consumption drops significantly, which allows for the repletion of… Continue reading What is… Sleep

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Mental health

Doing the circadian rhythm dance

I saw a post on this topic not long ago on Pointless Overthinking, and it was something I wanted to give a little more thought to. What is a circadian rhythm? According to Wikipedia, a circadian rhythm is one that lasts approximately 24 hours and persists even if there is an absence of variations in light… Continue reading Doing the circadian rhythm dance