Sleep Deprivation Persuasive Speech

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Persuasive Speech for Students’ Chronic Sleep Deprivation Introduction: A. Attention Getting Opening: Over the past ten to twenty years, academic demands placed upon college students have increased significantly, this has lead to an increase in workload and amount of time needed to study for a specific course. Today, college students represent the most sleep-deprived division of the population in the U.S. ("Sleep and Memory"). According to Gayla Martindale, 63% percent of the students who attend college do not get enough sleep, which in turns causes 15% percent of these students to fall asleep during class. Sleep deprivation has become a serious problem in the life of students that leads to physiological and psychological impairments,…show more content…
Cardiovascular, central nervous system, renal dysfunctions, gastrointestinal, and chronic headaches are all associated with consuming caffeine regularly, yet college students still do it. According to Malinauskas’ study, 67% percent of college aged consumers dictated that insufficient sleep was their reason for consuming the highly caffeinated drink. The kick of energy provided by the drinks aids students in concentration and increases their alertness, which allows a brief improvement of mental functioning (Malinauskas). 3. Subpoint 3: This may appear to be an effective way of boosting one’s energy, the negative health issues associated with caffeine cannot be ignored. Sleep deprived students consumption of energy drinks are simply hurting their bodies more and more. Transition: The combination of sleep deprivation and the side effects of energy drinks can ultimately lead to a strong impact on a college student’s grades. A. Main Point A: Among college students sleep deprivation is a serious problem. This is not only because their health is at risk but also because their academic performance is at risk. 1. Subpoint 1: Inadequate amounts of sleep negatively affects the three distinct learning processes: acquisition, consolidation, and recall. Acquisition is the process in which the brain receives information and stores it as memory. This is affected because the students inability to gather information and focus. Recall is the
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