The Turner Sleep Institute from Monash University came in to do a sleep incursion with the Year 12 Psychology class on 1 August, 2022 to discuss sleep as an altered state of consciousness (Unit 4, Outcome 1: How do levels of consciousness affect mental processes and behaviour?). Student volunteers were hooked up to an EEG, EOG, EMG, breathing and movement monitors to observe how their vitals change while attempting to fall asleep. Students were then exposed to a variety of treatment methods to combat sleep disorders including bright light therapy and tools used to block out the effects of blue light when trying to fall asleep.
Thank you to Rachael Harris for coming in to educate our blossoming psychologists about the importance of sleep!