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About the Course

The objective of this course is to give students the most up-to-date information on the biological, personal, and societal relevance of sleep. Personal relevance is emphasized by the fact that the single best predictor of daytime performance is the quality of the previous night's sleep. The brain actively generates sleep, and the first section of the course is an overview of the neurobiological basis of sleep control. The course provides cellular-level understanding of how sleep deprivation, jet lag, and substances such as alcohol, ,caffeine, and nicotine alter sleep and wakefulness. The second section of the course covers sleep-dependent changes in physiology and sleep disorders medicine. Particular emphasis will be placed on disorders of excessive sleepiness, insomnia, and sleep-dependent changes in autonomic control. Chronic sleep deprivation impairs immune function and may promote obesity. Deaths due to all causes are most frequent between 4:00 and 6:00 a.m., and this second section of the class highlights the relevance of sleep for preventive medicine. The societal relevance of sleep will be considered in the final section of the class. In an increasingly complex and technologically oriented society, operator-error by one individual can have a disastrous negative impact on public health and safety. Fatigue-related performance decrements are known to have contributed as causal factors to nuclear power plant failures, transportation disasters, and medical errors....

Top reviews

Jul 5, 2019

to tell the truth, this is the ever first online class I have ever learnt. This is so amazing, useful for a neurologist like me. Love this and still wait for an advanced course of this online class

Oct 19, 2020

As someone who is starting a PsyD this upcoming year I really enjoyed and learned a great amount of info from this course. i highly recommend the course and applaud the instructors and researchers.

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By Hussein A

Feb 6, 2020

Grateful to University of Michigan for such wonderful course that I learned a lot

By Wiara O

Mar 29, 2020

I love coursera is important for me to improve myself every day, Thank you.

By Kada B

Dec 10, 2017

my best MOOC never seen in sleep medicine, Thanks a lot for this great work


Dec 23, 2020

Amazing!!! Thank you so much to every professor and medical professional.

By Olaik M R L

Oct 1, 2021

Very clear and helpful course for daily clinical practice

Thank you

By Chalapati J

Jan 1, 2020

Has changed the way I plan my sleep. Very good course, thank you.

By Nika R

Feb 7, 2021

Overall a very pleasant experience and very useful content.

By Carlos A M G

May 18, 2020

Incredibly informative and applicable to clinical practice!

By Fiona K

Feb 20, 2020

A great course with knowledgeable and interesting speakers.

By Ковеленова М В

Jan 11, 2020

Extremely useful knowledge to everyone. Thanks a lot

By Suzy H

Feb 3, 2021

One of the best sleep science courses I have taken.

By 121810101023 g

Dec 22, 2020

great course for people intrested in neurobiology


Dec 8, 2018

Superior presentation of well organized material.

By Eliezer B O N

Jul 30, 2020

A very good and enlightening course. Enjoyed it!

By Mona v r

Aug 31, 2020

I like it so much, thanks a lot for this course

By Srividya P

Apr 24, 2020

Amazing course! Looking forward to learn more!

By Sadam M Y

Sep 26, 2018

thank you very much , it was very useful

By Dr. D K

Nov 9, 2019

Concise yet thorough. Well structured.

By Aldi L

Feb 12, 2019

Very informative and well explained !!

By Semih K

Nov 8, 2020

thanks for all info about sleeping.

By Angel S

Mar 17, 2020

Very informative and comprehensive!

By Levi C

Jun 27, 2019

Very interesting and informative!

By Adrian L

Jul 7, 2020

Very enjoyable. I learned a lot

By Shreejit P

Oct 14, 2020

Was very informative sessions.

By Renato C B

Jul 28, 2021

excellent learning experience!