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​​​HELPING FAMILIES HEAL

​​   Dr. Nikki Woller, Ph.D., LCSW & Associates 


The Psychology of Sleep


Sleep is one of the most important functions of the human body.

We have already spoken about the purpose of sleep. ​Sleep is broken up into stages. 

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Homework: 


Review our videos on consciousness and sleep in our course. Which topic do you think was most important to you and why? Please write at least 2 paragraphs. 



Did you know that there are actually sleep illnesses or conditions? Lack of sleep is detrimental to the body in numerous ways. There are conditions like night terrors, insomnia, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and substance misuse that causes people to sleep too much or not sleep at all. 


Psychology now has a sleep psychology speciality through the APA to address these conditions.