Sleep and Dreaming | Spalding University Catalog

PSY-331: Sleep and Dreaming

3 credit hours

This course is designed to provide students with an essential understanding of sleep and dreams, and their importance in our daily lives.  Course content includes theories of sleep and dreams, the biological basis of sleep and dreams, biological rhythms, the relationship between sleep and daytime alertness and performance, sleep requirements, sleep disorders, the role of sleep and dreams in mental/physical health, the relationship between sleep and both cognitive and emotional functioning, dream content and meaning, dreaming and creativity, lucid dreaming, and the impact of sleep deprivation and sleep disorders on academic and social life.

Prerequisites: PSY-103