Academic Word List

  • benefits
  • crucial
  • cycle
  • distinct
  • energy
  • final
  • function
  • maintaining
  • occur
  • periods
  • physically
  • processing
  • reaction
  • research
  • responsive
  • revealed

Other Vocabulary

  • boosting
  • consolidating
  • day dreaming
  • disorientation
  • evokes
  • grogginess
  • immune
  • muscles
  • neural
  • paralyzed
  • physiological
  • rate
  • sleepwalking
  • stimuli
  • tissue
  • unconsciousness


Please click the Exercise link to continue and do exercises 1 and 2.


Use the following questions to begin a discussion. Try to be sure everyone in your group gives their opinion and explains why they hold that opinion before moving on to the next question.

  1. What is your pattern for sleep? When do you usually go to bed and wake up?
  2. Everyone dreams at some point during the night. Do you usually remember your dreams? Are there any that have occurred repeatedly through your life?


Please click the Exercise link to continue and do Exercise 3.


Read the title of the Reading passage. In your group, discuss what this means to you and try to predict what the Reading may be about.

The Cycles of Sleep

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