Restoration Theory

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The restoration theory purpose that sleep is able to repair and restore the body and also our brain from exhaustion. Oswald(1980) created the restoration theory and Horne(1988) came up with an extended version of the Oswald’s restoration theory. Oswald claims that you need two specific types of sleep which is (REM) and (SWS) sleep that are needed for restoring your body and brain during sleep. He says that Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep is essential for brain growth and repair and that in Slow wave sleep (SWS) it is essential for bodily growth and repair. Throughout SWS a growth hormone is released and this is very important for photosynthesis. Where as Horne claims that sleep is divided into two categories for sleep; core sleep (REM and
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