Essay about Informative Speech Outline- Sleep Apnea

640 Words Jul 1st, 2013 3 Pages
Mikala Stevens
Professor Tracie Kriska
Public Speaking
6th March 2013
Working Outline

Topic: Sleep Apnea
General Purpose: to inform
Specific Purpose: to inform the audience on Sleep Apnea
Thesis: Sleep Apnea is becoming more of a dangerous disease that more people are starting to be diagnosed with. It is extremely important that Sleep Apnea is emphasized so that more people are aware of it.
Introduction: “The National Sleep Foundation” says that a lot of people don’t know what sleep apnea is. Sleep Apnea is a dangerous disease that can lead to death while you’re sleeping.
Body:
I. There are two types of Sleep Apnea
A. Central Sleep Apnea
1. Unlike OSA, the airway is not blocked, but the brain fails to signal the
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D. You’re overweight. The extra soft fat tissue can thicken the wall of the windpipe. This narrows the inside of the windpipe, which makes it harder to keep open.
E. The aging process limits your brain signals’ ability to keep your throat muscles stiff during sleep. Thus, airway is more likely to narrow or collapse.
Transition: “National Institute of Health” has Steps on how to treat Sleep Apnea.
IV. “The National Institute of Health” suggests that Sleep Apnea should be treated with lifestyle changes, mouthpieces, breathing devices, and surgery. Goals of treating sleep apnea are to restore regular breathing during sleep and relieve symptoms such as loud snoring and daytime sleepiness.
A. Lifestyle Changes
1. Avoid Alcohol and medicines that make you sleepy.
2. Losing weight if you’re overweight or obese.
3. Sleeping on your side instead of your back to help keep your throat open.
4. Keeping your nasal passages open at night with nasal sprays or allergy medicines, if needed.
5. If you smoke, quit.
B. Mouthpieces
1. Oral Appliance
C. Breathing Devices
1. Cpap Machine
D. Surgery
Conclusion: Learning that Sleep Apnea is a dangerous disease and more people are being diagnosed with it. I hope that learning more about this disease more people will be more aware of it.





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