Sleep Journal and Reflection Paper
The meaning, origin, and analysis of dreams have fascinated psychologists since the inception of the field of psychology. Sigmund Freud, often referred to as the father of psychology, focused a great deal of his theoretical energy on trying to understand and interpret dreams.
Contemporary psychologists are beginning to recognize the interconnectivity of human physiology and psychology in a way not previously understood. This is in part because of new interest in holistic health and in part because of brain/body connections we are now able to see and understand for the first time due to enhanced technology. Yoga, mindfulness, healthy eating, meditation, holistic health – all of these practices are gaining more traction in mainstream society and among psychological circles as we recognize how the mind and body work together. In light of this growing area of interest in psychology, for this assignment you will maintain a sleep/dream journal.
Consider how your psychological and physical health interacted. What patterns did you see? Discuss the impact that various factors such as fatigue, diet, stress and exercise had on your dreams and sleep patterns. Explain how this insight may impact your behaviors in the future to lead to better psychological and physical health.
PLEASE USE REFERENCE AND INFORMATION BELOW STATED FOR ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE;
4 PAGE REFLECTION PAPER
TIMES NEW ROMAN 12 FONT, DOUBLE SPACED
TITLE PAGE AND REFERENCE PAGE SEPARATE
YOU WILL USE ASSISTANCE FOR REFLECTION PAPER FROM MAKING A SLEEP JOURNAL:
Keep a sleep/dream journal for at least 10 days throughout Weeks 3 and 4. In your journal make note of:
any dreams you had
any initial thoughts about the dream – events of the day that may relate, etc.
your general sleep schedule (if you have a tracker such as fitbit, include data on your sleep patterns as well – wakefulness, restlessness, times asleep/awake per night, total sleep, etc.)
your general eating habits by day
your general exercise habits by day
anything else of note in your psychological or physical health (stress, excitement, changes, etc.)
NO GRAMMAR ISSUES/NO ERRORS
3-4 CREDIBLE SCHOLARLY SOURCES
PLEASE WRITE IN OWN WORDS/SUMMARIZING!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE NO IN TEXT CITATIONS!!!!!!!!!
*****YOU WILL provides insightful, detailed analysis of how physical and psychological health interact in relation to sleep and dreams.
******YOU WILL provides detailed, thorough, and varied data and examples to support analysis and conclusions.
******YOU WILL provides an insightful discussion of how the information gleaned will impact future behaviors.
*******YOU WILL MAKE SURE the paper presented in a logical and coherent way. Writing is clear, articulate, and error free. Citations are composed in proper format with few or no errors.