Ch 8: Understanding Rest & Sleep for Nurses

About This Chapter

Use the informative video lessons in this chapter to bolster your knowledge of rest and sleep as it relates to the field of nursing. Complete a self-assessment quiz at the end of each lesson to check your comprehension of the chapter's topics.

Understanding Rest & Sleep for Nurses - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The importance of rest and sleep cannot be overstated. People can't think or physically operate without the requisite down time and this fact is no more evident than in the case of nurses. The lessons in this chapter detail various aspects of the sleep state and offer supportive evidence for the necessity of rest.

Our short videos on these topics contain tags so that you quickly review key points. You have the opportunity to submit questions to instructors if necessary as well. Once you feel confident in your grasp of the material, check out the quiz included with each lesson. The videos in this chapter provide answers to the following:

  • What are the states of consciousness?
  • How is sleep affected by different factors?
  • What is the sleep cycle?
  • How do meditation and hypnosis affect the body?
  • What are psychoactive drugs?

Video Objective
Intro to States of Consciousness Get an overview of the different states of consciousness.
Sleep Cycle Discover the stages of the sleep cycle.
Factors that Influence Rest & Sleep Take a look at the various factors that have an effect on sleep and rest.
Hypnosis and Meditation Learn about the effects of hypnosis and meditation.
Psychoactive Drugs Explore the purpose and effects of psychoactive drugs.
Nursing Case Study: Rest & Sleep Examine a case study on rest and sleep relating to nursing.

5 Lessons in Chapter 8: Understanding Rest & Sleep for Nurses
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
States of Consciousness, Self-Awareness & the Unconscious Mind

1. States of Consciousness, Self-Awareness & the Unconscious Mind

Consciousness is your awareness of how and why you react to your surroundings. As you watch this video, you may realize that you pass through multiple states of consciousness during any given day.

What is the Sleep Cycle? - Definition, Stages & Disorders

2. What is the Sleep Cycle? - Definition, Stages & Disorders

What happens when you sleep? Why are dreams typically more intense as morning approaches? This lesson will guide you through the stages of the sleep cycle that make up a full night's rest.

Factors that Influence Rest & Sleep

3. Factors that Influence Rest & Sleep

What causes you to fall asleep faster? Is it a set temperature? Do you like the light on? Do you meditate before sleep? There are numerous factors that influence rest and sleep, and this lesson goes over many of them.

Altered States of Consciousness: Meditation & Hypnosis

4. Altered States of Consciousness: Meditation & Hypnosis

How can you reach an altered state of consciousness without drugs? Meditation and hypnosis are two techniques that can promote a relaxed state of mind. Watch this video to learn the difference between the two and their possible effects.

What are Psychoactive Drugs? - Definition, Types & Uses

5. What are Psychoactive Drugs? - Definition, Types & Uses

How do psychoactive drugs alter cognitive states? In this lesson, you'll learn how these chemical compounds affect neurotransmitter functions as well as explore some factors that can affect the outcomes of drug use.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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