Each year, Stanford students in the university's legendary Sleep and Dreams class create projects to spread knowledge about sleep and sleep disorders.
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.
|"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|
|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|
|Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders||by Christina Ospina|
|Periodic Limb Movement Disorder||by Casey Finch|
|Sleepwalking In Children||by Lauren Ponti|
|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|
|**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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Cure Your Sleep Apnea With New Apnea Treatments
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?
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.
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.
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.
In 2007 I discovered a guide to website building that would change my life. After learning from it diligently, it would eventually empower me to help Dr. Dement take his life's mission of spreading education about sleep health to the online world. Now, several years later, this site reaches over 100,000 visitors per month and counting.
The results are due in large part to the methods taught in that guide, and they are replicable for others who have knowledge of a subject they would like to share with the masses. I've detailed some of my journey here for those who might be interested.
The information found on this page and throughout this site is intended for general information purposes only. While it may prove useful and empowering, it is NOT intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgments of healthcare practitioners.
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