Change in Sleeping Pattern Between Pre-Adults and Adults
by Shiho Inagaki
Abstract – Sleep is an important biological activity that is required in order for the body to rest and recover. Previous researches emphasized the importance of proper sleep and highlight the growing problem of inadequate sleep. In this research, we established the difference in brainwave activity in pre-adults and adults by analyzing EEG data of pre-adults and adults. In this study, we obtained data of EEG experiment and data of brainwaves during different sleeping patterns from pre-adults (18-20 yrs old) and adults (21-40 yrs old). In the result, Delta was found to be significant during all wake and sleep stages. Since delta is associated with restoration and rest, we can conclude that pre-adults are at a constant state of rest and recovery. On the contrary, adults had brainwaves that were constantly active in all wake and sleep stages. From this, it can be concluded that adults have a constantly active mind that does not attain sufficient rest and recoveries.