Stanford Sleep Outreach Projects

Each year, Stanford students in the university's legendary Sleep and Dreams class create projects to spread knowledge about sleep and sleep disorders.

Sleep and Dreams Outreach Projects Comical videos, events, story books, articles, classroom teaching sessions, brochures, and more. Here you'll find the unique blend of sleep education outreach fueled by college student personalities.

Teenagers, college students, and adults are as a whole drastically uneducated about even basic sleep science, and this doesn't seem to make sense given the monumental importance of sleep. It consumes a third of our lives, and its mistreatment is the cause for large amounts of accidents and deaths every year, as well as a massive fallout in productivity.

With this in mind, the Stanford students have undertaken the task of reaching more people about the importance of sleep, and many of their efforts from the last few classes are preserved below. Please feel free to enjoy them and share them as much as you like.

Kevin's Favorites

"Fool's Dream" - A Short Film About Sleep Apnea Based On Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" by Robert Hintz, Santiago Ibarra, and Cassandra Montoya
"Sleep Debt's Gonna Bring You Down" Music Video by Greg Enenstein and Patrick Shoop
Sleepocalypse - Save Dement, Save The World! [Official-ish Trailer] by Kellen Asercion, Max Wernecke, Adrian Sierra, and Ana-Karen Zavala-Zimmerer
Tabling and Teaching in White Plaza by Adam Klein, Claire Fisher and Lindsay Lamont


**"Fool's Dream" - A Short Film About Sleep Apnea Based On Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"** by Robert Hintz, Santiago Ibarra, and Cassandra Montoya
**"Sleep Debt's Gonna Bring You Down" Music Video** by Greg Enenstein and Patrick Shoop
**Sleepocalypse - Save Dement, Save The World! [Official-ish Trailer]** by Kellen Asercion, Max Wernecke, Adrian Sierra, and Ana-Karen Zavala-Zimmerer
Celebrity Jeopardy - Sleep & Dreams Edition by Chase Harmon, Leah Belgarde, Sam Wright, and Ernie Haleck
"I'm On A Bed" by Waddie CrazyHorse, Nicole Tantoco, Kaipo Lucas, and Sarah Roe
A Narcoleptic Journey by Jaime Kane, Cheryl Miyake, and Catherine Murashige
Sleeping with the Enemy by Amber Goboy, Morgan Moncada, Annie Prossnitz, and Melina Lopez
Stanford's Most Wanted - A Parody by Ronnie Instrella, Alec Macrae and Ji Soo Park
Thrillers of the Night - An Overview of Various Sleep Disorders by Erika Kaneko, Kava Afu and Charles Mbatia


**Stop The Snoring - Save A Life** by Kathleen Ojeda
**Delayed Sleep Phases In Students** by Noah Cort
**Get More Sleep! Avoiding The Perils Of Sleep Debt** by Nick Wenner
A Greater College Debt by Matthew Ashton
Getting Enough Sleep by Nile Bane
Got Sleep? by Tyler Porras
Letter To The Editors by Marcia Foti
Sleeping is the Most Productive Part of Your Day by Nicole DeMont
Sleep Debt And Sleep Disorders: What YOU Should Know and Why by Hallie Ivester
Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea by Christine Kim
What Causes Sleepiness? - A Letter Written To Phillips Exeter Academy by Albert Pak, Exeter Alumnus
What Really Happens Throughout the Night! by Garrett Delgado
What Teens Should Know About Sleep by Jonathan Hsieh

Events & Activities

**Tabling and Teaching in White Plaza** by Adam Klein, Claire Fisher and Lindsay Lamont
Bedtime Blues - Book Reading at Bing Nursery by Lisa James & Ariel Smith
Burbank House Presentation by Jessica Guenther & Alexander Chen
Menlo Atherton High Schoool Simpsons-Themed Presentation by Maritza Urquiza & Jeffrey Garcia
Menlo Atherton High Schoool Presentation by Chris Douglas & Adina Tecklu
Menlo Atherton High Schoool Presentation by Barbara Barnes and Laura Bomes


***Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders by Christina Ospina
***Periodic Limb Movement Disorder by Casey Finch
***Sleepwalking In Children by Lauren Ponti
Bruxism - More Than Just A Headache In The Morning? by Gena Eddy
Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder by Nelson Estrada
Hypopnea by Jane Yoon
Insomnia: What It Is And How To Treat It by Jacob Riley
What You May Not Know About Insomnia by Peter Petrovics
"Do I Have Insomnia?" by Vaeme Afokpa
Escape From Insomnia! by Young Hun Jung
Narcolepsy - Control Your Sleep by Connor Lanman
Narcolepsy by Chris Trader
Narcolepsy: Life is short, stay awake for it! by Karee JuVette
Obstructive Sleep Apnea by Rebecca Hanley
Sleep Apnea! What you need to know - NOW! by Blaise Johnson
REM Behavior Disorder by Benjamin Barad
Restless Legs Syndrome by Ryan Thatcher
Restless Legs Syndrome by Danny Organ
Sleep Disorders and Driving by Blake Crowe
Sleepwalking - Do You Know What You Did Last Night? by Joy O'Hare
Sleepwalking: The Lowdown.... by Ebony Mia Smallman
Sleepwalking by Alysha Shivji
Sleepwalking by Elizabeth Fries
Information About Sleepwalking by Chris Jenkins

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About This Site

Welcome! This site is continuously being created by students of Dr. William C. Dement's Sleep And Dreams course at Stanford University.

We made this site as a call to action for people all over the world to live healthier, happier, safer, and more productive lives by learning about their own sleep. We have faith that reading the information provided on this site will motivate you to be smart about your sleep deprivation and strategic about your alertness in order to live life to your fullest, most energetic potential.

In fact, we challenge you to do so! What do you say, are you up for the challenge?

The Stanford Sleep Book

Stanford Sleep Book Picture

Dr. Dement's pioneering textbook has been the core text for Sleep and Dreams since 1980, but it has just recently been made available to the wider public for the first time.

In it you'll find a more detailed account of the most important things you need to know about sleep, alertness, dreams, and sleep disorders. Studies, statistics, plus plenty of Dr. Dement's classic anecdotes painting the history of sleep medicine.

Preface | Intro | Contents | Get A Copy

More Sleep Resources

The Zeo

A revolution in personal sleep tracking, the Zeo is a wireless headband that transmits your brainwaves in realtime to a dock (pictured here) or your smartphone. The result? You can wake up and see exactly what stages of sleep you were in during the night! Unprecedented personalized sleep knowledge.

Sleep Paralysis: A Dreamer's Guide

Sleep Paralysis Treatment Book

Ever woken up paralyzed? A surprising number of us have, believe it or not. But few know the actual causes of this phenomenon, and fewer still how to exert control over it. Dream researcher and sleep paralysis expert Ryan Hurd shares breakthrough insights into how to do just that.

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