informative speech on sleep
Topic: Long Term effects of Lack of Sleep
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about the long term effects of lack of sleep
I. Attention Gainer: “Even though we burn more calories when we stay awake, losing sleep is not a good way to lose weight. The light sleepers ended up eating far more than those who get nine hours of sleep.” According to author Tara Parker-Pope of The New York Times published on March 18, 2013.
II. Thematic Statement: Most people don’t think about the long term effects of not getting enough sleep you need to function properly. But if we all were to go to bed at a reasonable time, then not only will it improve your physical health it will also improve your mental health.
III. Preview: I am going to begin by talking about how much sleep do we need according to our age? Then what goes on with our brains during sleep and lastly I will explain the implications of lack of sleep.
I. Main Point #1 (How much sleep do we need according to our age)
A. According to The National Sleep Foundation last updated March 22nd, 2014 “ Studies confirm that on average adults need at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep to complete all stages of sleep.” Also after further research newborns 1 month to 2 months old need 14 to 18 hours, Infants 3 to 11 months old need 13 to 16 hours, toddlers and children need about 11 hours, and teens need 9 to 10 hours. These variations of sleep time is because of growth and repairs the brain and the body need. Neither can be obtained if you’re always up.
B. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website last updated January 13, 2014 states that “50-70 million U.S Citizens have been recorded to have sleep deprivation (or lack of sleep) caused by various reasons.” Various reasons meaning that the lack of sleep could be anything from a medical problem to
Cited: National Sleep Foundation “how does sleep deprivation affect us” Web 27 June 2014 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Sleep deprivation” Web 27 June 2014 National Association of Science “Negative implications of sleep deprivation” Web 27 June 2014 The New York Times “Lost Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain” Tara Parker-Pope published on March 18, 2013. Web 27 June 2014. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Web 27 June 2014