In five years if I am thinking about that psychology class from freshman year, I hope that something will have stuck with me. As of now the thing that I think I will remember is the effect that sleep can have on our brains. I had always heard the stories that a person needs so much sleep otherwise they won't function as well as possible. But it wasn't until this class that I learned the types of things that could come from lack of sleep, as well as the symptoms of sleep disorders. Chapter Five's information made me think about how much sleep I was getting and the things I was doing before going to bed that might make it harder to fall asleep. Since reading the chapter I've started to make a conscious effort to try and get the sleep I need, as well as attempted to increase my odds at lucid dreaming.
Once I began noticing how much better it was to have a healthy amount of sleep throughout weeks of classes and studying, there was no way to forget about it. That is part of the reason I'm thinking that the topic of sleep in psychology will stick with me for at least five years.