Informative Sleep

1721 Words May 3rd, 2012 7 Pages
Purpose: To inform the audience about what sleep is and how it helps the body.
Central Idea: That sleep is good for you and you should get your eight hours of it!
Introduction: I’m sure everyone likes sleep. Everyone needs sleep to keep the least bit active through out there day. Sleep is an important factor for your body to restore energy. Sleeping is a time to rest your body from all the hard work you have done. It is relaxing so deeply that you lose consciousness of your surroundings.
Preview Statement: Today I’d like to discuss and inform the audience about sleep. The first thing I want to tell you about is what sleep really is. The next thing I will explain is how sleep helps your body. Finally, I will talk about different
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d. This site also listed that napping during the day is not only an effective and refreshing alternative to caffeine, it can also protect your health and make you more productive. i. A study of 24,000 Greek adults showed that people who napped several times a week had a lower risk for dying from heart disease. ii. Napping also improves memory and mood.
e. The last thing on the list is how sleep helps the body make repairs to damages caused by different things like stress, ultraviolet rays and other harmful exposures.
i. Your cells produce more protein while you are sleeping. These protein molecules form the building blocks for cells, allowing them to repair damage.1. This is why you see the really sick people sleep a lot, because it helps them repair their bodies and helps them built up a strong immune system. ii. On serendip.brynmawr.edu, they talk about how sleep deprivation weakens the immune system, preventing the body from being able to ward off infections and viruses.
1. They also mention signs of sleep deprivation which include
B. reduced energy, like in work performance
C. greater difficulty concentrating, for example if your studying for a test, staying up all night is not going to help you the next day because that information, instead of being stored in temporary memory, it can be stored

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