Attention Material: Blame it on the light bulb. College students and individuals across the country are suffering from a health problem that can be more detrimental to their health than some forms of cancer. What is it? Sleep Deprivation. Motivation Material: People are losing sleep daily, in such a fashion that most have trouble staying awake during work, driving, or even in class. Thesis & Overview: Sleep deprivation is a serious medical situation that can harm your everyday life. Today I’m going to explain what sleep deprivation is, causes for the problem, how to remedy the problem, and how to test yourself to see if you suffer from sleep deprivation. Body
I. What is sleep deprivation?
A. Sleep deprivation – The condition of being deprived of sleep either under experiment or under real life conditions, as distinguished from being unable to sleep. Sleep Deprivation can even affect acne development, and cause bad hair days. B. The cold was thought to be one of the greatest inflictions among Americans, when it actually causes drowsiness. (Stedman, “Tired of being tired”) 1. 40 percent of American adults admit that their work suffers when they are sleepy. 2. Even more so, College students suffer more than anyone with odd hours and periodic naps during the day.
II. What aids in the accumulation of Sleep debt?
A. Sleep life is a factor. (Sleep Deprivation)
1. Disrupting associations with the bed and bedroom, diet troubles, and mental state all affect the ability to sleep. a. Regular activities in the same room as you sleep in can disrupt and disturb sleeping patterns such as working in the room, watching television, even sex. b. Remedies: Before bed take a hot bath (temperature change causes drowsiness), eat light dinners, and have a light snack at least every three hours for maximum energy and minimum fatigue, Drink plenty of H20. Mental state is another factor, extreme boredom, and extreme stress can...