Sleep - An Overview
Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.
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Human beings spend approximately one-third of their lives in a state of sleep. The importance of this activity cannot be overestimated, yet many people suffer from sleep disorders that disrupt their daily activities and wreak havoc in their lives. This course examines normal sleep patterns as well as circadian rhythm and sleep hormones.
This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.
- Introduction - Normal sleep patterns
- NREM Sleep
- REM Sleep
- Circadian Rhythm And Sleep Hormones
- Sleep recommendations
- Differentiate between REM and NREM sleep.
- Describe the role of sleep hormones.
- Identify the recommended length of nightly sleep.