Napping Informative Speech

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General purpose: To inform.
Specific purpose: To inform the audience about the effects of napping, including some of its health benefits and drawbacks, and how the duration and circadian timing of a nap can optimize the beneficial effects of a nap.
Central idea: A nap is generally referred to as a ‘short sleep’. Napping is considered a global and highly prevalent phenomenon that is common in infancy and persists into adulthood for a large proportion of the world’s population. Most of those who get less than the recommended 7 or more hours of nighttime sleep often resort to napping during the day, but this ‘catch-up’ can have both a positive and negative impact on a person’s mental and physical condition.

Attention getter: Remember back when you were a kid, naps were a daily occurrence? Nowadays, you may find yourself wishing you had not taken …show more content…

While napping can be beneficial for a quick boost in alertness and performance, naps are not the best option for everyone. Let’s explore some of the negative effects of napping.
III. Disadvantages of naps that could harm your health
A. Naps can leave people with “sleep inertia,” especially when they last more than 20 minutes. Sleep inertia is defined as the feeling of grogginess and disorientation due to awakening from a deep sleep. This can cause inconvenience to those who must perform a task immediately after waking up from a napping period.
B. Napping for too long or taking a nap late in the day may interfere with the duration and quality of nighttime sleep. It can hinder a person’s ability to get enough sleep at night; it makes it difficult for the person to fall asleep as well.
Transition: Napping has been shown to be an effective means of countering persistent sleepiness. The length and timing of your nap and the quality of sleep you get help determine the brain-boosting

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