Sleep - How does it contribute to health?

Ref: C2419533

The characteristics of sleep and variations in requirements. Processes that occur within sleep. Types of insomnia. Natural ways of promoting sleep. Herbal medicines and nutritional supplements that support sleep. Managing habits that affect sleep.

Course aim

To develop knowledge and practical skills to strengthen health and wellbeing. To enable students to apply the knowledge and skills gained during the course. To develop an understanding of current controversies in health.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain characteristics of healthy sleep
  • Outline effects of sleep disturbance
  • Describe natural ways of promoting sleep
  • List nutritional supplements and herbs that support sleep
  • Describe ways of managing habits that affect sleep

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • A handout will be provided that contains notes on all planned topics of the talk

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Sleep - How does it contribute to health? Course Outline

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You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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