Brain Anatomy

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Brain Anatomy

Case Study

Why The Adolescent Brain Needs Sleep



Sleep is very important to the brain especially the adolescent. During the adolescent years their circadian clock is delayed 2 hours. The circadian clock is what tells you whether you're tired or not. Sleep deprivation is an issue for many adolescent. It effects emotional and behavioral health[1]. Sleep deprivation leads to aggressive inappropriate behavior such as yelling at your friends or being impatient with your teachers or family members[2]. The lack of sleep make teens more probe to obesity and diabetes[3]. The later class begins the more academic performance improves. Adolescent who go to sleep earlier are likely to have better grades, higher standardized test scores and overall better quality of life[4]. A study released in Febuary tracked 9000 high school students in 3 states showed grades in science. Math, English several students all rose when school began 8:35 or later[5].

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Problem~ Can I improve my brain health if I get 9 or more hours of sleep every night? Research~ Teens have significant sleep deprivation and daytime sleepiness, the result is typically drowsy teens in class and academic underperformance.Delaying the time of the day at which teenagers start school in the morning will help them learn better.Inadequate sleep will result in problems with attention, memory, and decision making.After puberty there is a biological shift in an adolescent internal clock of about 2 hours, meaning that a teenager who used to fall, asleep at 9 pm will now not be able to fall asleep until 11 pm. It also means waking 2 hours later in the morning. Hypothesis~ If I get 9 or more hours of sleep then I will improve my brain health. Materials list~ Me, My bed, Blankets, Pillows, Pencil, Paper Procedure~ Put pillows in cormfortabke position, Pull blanket back, Get in bed, Write down time that I'm in bed, Pull covers over me, lay down until I fall asleep, Wake up, Write down time I woke up and some observations.Repeat for 13 days

The hypothesis for my case study is, If I get 9 or more hours of sleep every night then I will improve my brain health. The hypothesis was supported because my testing results were increasing. The problem was, Can I improve my brain health if I get 9 or more hours of sleep every night? Yes, I can improve my brain health of I get 9 or more hours of sleep every night. Some errors in the experiment or data was not reaching my goal of 9 or more hours of sleep everynight. Something that I could do differently next time is getting 9 or more hours of sleep everynight and maybe extending the experiment for more than 13 days. Something Taft I would want to explore more in the future would be why my scores improved when I got more sleep. Also I would want to explore what would happen to my score if I didn't get the recommended amount of sleep for an adoloscent.

In my case study data I met my goal 11 out of 13 times.the shortest amount of sleep I got was 6 hours and the longest amount of sleep I got was 10 and 1/2 hours. In my testing data I noticed that on test 1 I got to level 7 but on the rest of the testing I stayed on level 9. I also noticed that in my fact recall the number of correct facts went up then down and up again and down for the last test.



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