Major Project – Sleep Information

“Two powerful brain chemical systems work together to paralyse skeletal muscles during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, according to new research. The finding may help scientists better understand and treat sleep disorders, including narcolepsy, tooth grinding, and REM sleep behaviour disorder.”

How muscles are paralyzed during sleep: Finding may suggest new treatments for sleep disorders. (2017). ScienceDaily. Retrieved 1 March 2017, from https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120711131030.htm

Brain Structures and their functions
This link provides information on the Cerebrum, Cerebellum, Limbic System, and Brain stem. This can be used with the brain vector as a ‘hover’ interactive information graph, as an introduction to the brain. Which can then lead to information about sleep and how insufficient sleep affects each parts of the brain.

What the body restores during sleep.
Also contains information on stages of sleep.

Benefits of a regular sleep pattern
Including the effects of irregular sleep patterns, the effect on the body during wake periods.

Sleep Debt
Sleep debt information, what is it? How does it occur?

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Major Project – Vector Inspiration for Site

Infographic ideas for the brain.

  1. tips for sleeping better
  2. Image for sleep patterns/schedule
  3. Image for sleep disorder
  4. Main brain image, could be interactive – hover over each part of brain
  5. ‘Sleep Debt’

Images from

Freepik – Free Graphic resources for everyone. (2017). Freepik. 28 February 2017, from http://www.freepik.com/