Informative Speech: Progressing Through The Sleep Cycles

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Makayla Shockley Informative Speech Outline Title: Progressing Through the Sleep Cycles Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the body’s changes throughout the sleep cycle. Introduction: A.Attention Getter/ Relevance- Walking down the hallway at school, one of the most common things you will hear is, “I’m so tired, I had a horrible night’s rest,” or at least something along those lines, and I know that I have spent my fair share of money buying coffee in hopes of staying awake the whole day. If you’ve ever slept walk, talked in your sleep, or felt like you never went to sleep when morning rolls around, there’s a reason why. B. Credbility- When I was a little younger I used to talk in my sleep all the time, and I still occasionally sleep walk, so I was…show more content…
After being in a deep sleep for anywhere from 15- 35 minutes, you fall into an even deeper sleep during the fourth, and final stage of NREM sleep. 1. Your body will reach the deepest sleep during this stage. 2. All of your vital signs will also be drastically less than usual. 3. During this stage, you are much more likely to sleep walk and talk. Transition- After going through the first four stages of NREM sleep for about an hour and a half, you will transition into the REM sleep. II. REM sleep, or Rapid Eye Movement, is called that because a lot of the times you can literally see their eyes moving around under their eye lids. A. According to, the brain can be more active that when you are awake. 1. This can easily explain why this is the stage in which all of your full on dreaming happens. B. Your vital signs and breathing can also vary during this time. C. This part of the cycle can last for up to 30 minutes as well. D. You are not supposed to experience REM sleep for a long amount of time, and it its said that when you wake up feeling even more exhausted than when you went to bed, it’s because you were experiencing a large amount of REM

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