Week 9 First Impression Prompt – Sleep

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Regardless of which option you choose, please use the tag “Sleep” on your post. The first impression post will be due at the start of class on Monday, 3/12, and the refinement post will be due at noon on Sunday, 3/18.

Option 1:

In this TED talk, Russell Foster outlines 3 prominent theories about why we sleep. Watch the talk and argue for the theory you find the most convincing. Make sure to explain your thoughts about the credibility of each of the three theories.

Option 2:

College students are often heavily sleep deprived as they sacrifice sleep in order to study, work, and/or have a social life in addition to their academic commitments. Assess your current sleep habits and how healthy you think they are. What is a realistic goal for amount of sleep per night for a college student and how can you improve your sleep habits?

I look forward to seeing what you write!

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