Dream Interpretation Informative Speech Essay

1675 Words Jun 16th, 2011 7 Pages
Name: Holly McCallen
SPCH 2010-103
Informative Speech
Date:

TITLE: Dream Interpretation
Type of Informative Speech:
Speech Design: Categorical

I. Introduction
A. Attention Material: “Dreams feel weird while we are in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange (Inception, the movie).” Have you ever been curious about what your dreams actually mean?
B. Credibility material: There have been many times in my life where I have either woke up in the middle of the night from a horrible nightmare or woke up in the morning trying to recall my dreams. I have spent a lot of time researching what my dreams mean.
C. Statement of Relevance: Dreams are something we all experience
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Main Point #2: Facts about Dreams
1. Your body goes through 4 stages of sleep. REM (rapid eye movement) is the 4th stage and when you do most of your dreaming. “While you are dreaming, your body undergoes noticeable changes. Your adrenaline rises, your blood pressure increases, and you heart beats faster. Given this hyperactivity, it should be no surprise how someone with a weak heart can die in their sleep (dreammoods.com).” It usually takes 30-90 minutes to reach REM, a person goes in and out of REM 4-7 times a night. During REM your eyes rapidly move back and forth under the eyelids. Our bodies are completely immobile and muscles are relaxed. You may shift around in your sleep but when in REM you are completely still.
2. Dreammoods.com states that Researchers have found why dreaming is so important and if you do not enter the dream phase it causes irritability and anxiety. They performed a study, where they would wake up a person right before they entered the REM stage, and then let the person fall back asleep, and then wake them up again and do this several times during the night. They repeated this over several nights. They then observed the subjects doing everyday activities and found they were disoriented, crabby, and quick tempered. Dreaming is necessary and helps to recharge the mind and visualize the body.
3. According to the site BoredPanda.com, while someone is dreaming…

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