1. Why is healthy sleep pattern in adults important and what is a healthy adult sleep pattern like? (Keep this brief.)
2. What are some of the effects of sleep disruption on everyday functioning? (Restrict this to some key findings on sleep deprivation/disruption in naturalistic settings especially with regard to academic performance in school and university students.)
3. Recently, sleep researchers have questioned whether individual differences in preferred sleep patterns influence how vulnerable people are to disrupted sleep. Explain what kinds of differences (named) researchers in this field think are important.
4. So…before sleep researchers start worrying about whether they need to control for individual differences in their studies, we should find out whether they really are associated with everyday functioning.