Human Communication by Susan and Stanley, can you please create a “Delivery Note” from this informative speech outline; The Importance of Sleep.
Informative Speech Outline
(RJ Rapoza, COM-100 S2)
“The Importance of Sleep”
Purpose: To inform the audience about the Importance of Sleep.
Central Idea: To inform my audience about the importance of getting enough sleep and how it affects our daily lives.
- Attention Getter: Hello. Everyone has known how to sleep since we were infants, and it’s evident that sleep plays a vital role in people’s lives. However, some people, especially college students, have difficulty getting sleep. Every individual needs to establish healthy sleeping habits since a wide range of benefits accompanies adequate sleeping. So, with that said, how many of you can honestly say that you are getting about a seven-nine hour of sleep per night? Very few of us actually do, right?
- Relevance: Sleep is crucial for our physical and mental health. It helps our bodies heal and repair themselves, giving our brains the time, they need to process information and consolidate memories. Without enough sleep, we can’t function at our best. So how much sleep do we need? Most adults need around 7-8 hours of sleep each night, although some people may need more or less (Rutgers 22).
C. Credibility: As a current college student who lacks a sufficient amount of sleep about 95 % of the time, I have done plenty of research about the importance of sleep, the toll of sleep deprivation on the mind and body, and also about help full methods to help me achieve the goal of increasing my sleep time.
- Thesis/Central Idea: Sleep, especially for college students, may be hard to come by, but it is vital that everyone establish healthy sleeping habits for many reasons.
Transition: Initially, I will discuss the adverse effects of sleep deprivation.
- For many of us college students, sleep deprivation is a lifestyle. However, sleep plays one of the most critical roles in our health. Sleep deprivation has many health consequences come along with it. For one, sleep loss has an enormous negative impact on the functioning of the brain.
FACT 1. Patrick Finan, a sleep researcher for John Hopkins Medicine, explains that there is a 33% increase in dementia risk. And dementia, for those who do not know, is a progressive disease that negatively impacts one’s mental processes and often interferes with memory, reasoning, and possibly even personality.
FACT 2. Another issue the loss of sleep causes is poor or decreased coordination. Talia M. Dunietz, on February 5, 2019, an article on sleepeducation.org, explains there is an estimation of more than 6,000 fatal car crashes per year due to drowsy driving, and 50% of these drivers were under the age of twenty-five years old.
Transition: Now that I’ve discussed the adverse effects of sleep deprivation, I will discuss the benefits of getting a good night’s sleep.
FACT B. When getting a good night’s rest, many benefits come with it, not only in one’s health but also in one’s academic career.
- Sleep plays a primary role in fixing and consolidating memories, preventing the loss of what was learned. An article published on the University of Michigan website explains that the amount of sleep one gets is the strongest predictor of college students ‘success. People may work harder without sleep but still do not perform as well in their academic careers.
- There are many benefits to getting a good night’s sleep. Sleep helps to improve our mood, increase our energy levels, and make us more productive. It also helps to boost our immune system, which allows us to fight off illnesses. Despite the importance of sleep, many people do not get enough of it (Barry et al. 57). In fact, it is estimated that one in three adults do not get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per night.
Transition: Now that we have learned about the benefits of adequate sleep, I will discuss some methods to help you achieve the goal of increasing your sleep time.
C. Many factors can make getting a good night’s rest much more straightforward.
i. For one, turning off all electronics before bed is crucial, and your phone is the main one.
TESTIMONY: According to sleep specialist Dr. Whitney Roban, in an article posted on affordablecollegesonline.org. It is essential to shut your phone off about an hour before going to bed, as the blue light emitted from the phone decreases the amount of melatonin that is secreted by your body. This hormone regulates the sleep-wake cycle. This makes it much more difficult to fall asleep, thus decreasing the amount of actual time one must rest.
ii. Another issue is caffeine; it is vital for caffeine intake later in the evenings.
TESTIMONY: Coffee is often the drink of choice, especially among college students, but it’s important to time it right when drinking coffee and not overdo it or drink it too close to bedtime. According to the article affordablecolleguesonline.org, caffeine is best avoided after about four in the afternoon or even a bit earlier as it can increase brain wave activity for up to eight hours after consumption, so the ability to fall asleep will be heavily impacted.
- Thesis/Summary: Sleep, especially for college students, may be hard to come by, but each person must establish healthy sleeping habits for many reasons.
- Memorable Close: In conclusion, sleep plays a crucial role in our mental and physical health. It is essential to achieve the proper rest needed each night to maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially for us busy college students. Remember, getting enough sleep is necessary for your health and well-being, so make it a priority! Thanks for listening.