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Your roommate has been coming back to the dorm at all hours of the night disrupting your sleep Describe a typical nights sleep cycle and then describe how your sleep deprivation impacts your ability to learn and your healthIn this essay I will be discussing a typical nights sleep cycle and how a lack of sleep can impact ones ability to learn and that persons health Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being Sleep deprivation is linked to decreased physical health mental health and academic performanceA typical sleep cycle begins around 1100 pm There are five basic sleep stages a person goes through on a typical night all of which are vital in the sleep cycle I will discuss those now The first stage stage one occurs as theta wave activity increases and alpha wave activity fades away This is a non-REM sleep stage During this transition stage brain waves become slower and irregular Individuals may encounter hypnogogic images which are vivid visual events The sleeping person will spend only five minutes in this stage before entering stage twoThe second stage stage two occurs as people drift further into sleep Ones heart rate slows and breathing becomes more shallow and irregular One has irregular EEG and spindles which are brief bursts of activity lasting only a second or two Also K-complexes occur during this stage Less than 50 of sleep time is spent in this stage This stage lasts about ten to twenty minutes and then the sleeping person moves into stage threeThe next stage is stage three is a petite transition stage before stage four There is slow wave sleep made up of 20-50 delta wavesStage four would be occurring for the first time around midnight People spend about 30-minute in this stage the first time this stage occurs and less time as the night progresses If ones roommate disrupted the around this time the individual would be disorientated and confusedAfter
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