In this paper, I will be exploring the multi-faceted influences on sleep quality using a socio-ecological model to present these factors, in the context of Singapore. I am personally very interested in this issue of sleep because I have observed that sleep is very undervalued in terms of measuring how healthy our lifestyles are. I will also be exploring how these factors apply to my own sleep quality.
I lie awake yet remained paralyzed. Sitting alone sandwiched between two cotton sheets I stare into the midnight abyss of my ceiling. From the corner of my room stands a single illuminated tv silently playing episodes of Grey's Anatomy. Breaking this moment of tension, I reach for my phone to see what time it is . Pressing the power button revealed my worst fear: it was 2 o’clock in the morning. As it is apparent from this example, sleep is not my strong suit. However, this situation is not limited to just me. In fact, millions from across the nation go through the exact same process of tossing and turning to no avail every night. In consequence of this, the effects of such habits can be seen through society and our lives. It does not have
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. INTRODUCTION Attention getter: Remember back when you were a kid, naps were a daily occurrence?
The Complexity of Sleep In Matt McCarthy’s Nap Time, he discusses the “most mysterious” of all needs - sleep. McCarthy uses the story of Mike Napoli to introduce this topic. Napoli’s story of his struggle with severe sleep apnea includes some abnormal elements. Firstly, he cites his “first dream in a decade” that he can actually remember (p. 49).
In today’s busy world people are constantly consumed by technology 24/7 and other distractions that prevent beauty sleep. Ask any average American or full time college student and they might tell you they are suffering from a lack of sleep. In “Has modern life perverted the experience?” author Rubin Naiman attempts to convince readers that in the daily pursuit of full nights’ rest they shouldn’t rely on addictive over the counter sleep medications. Published for the newsletter blog Arts & Letters Daily, Naiman goes to great lengths to explain the side of effects of minimal sleep and artificial sleep aids. Readers who find the topic of slumber unusually gratifying might find this quite boring due to writers lack of simple solutions for the certitude the article spends almost six pages complaining about such as
THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEPING WELL Hello everybody, I’m going to speak about the most time-consuming activity in our lives: sleeping. As a matter of fact, we usually don’t pay much attention to the quality of our sleep, in spite of influencing a big deal our performance during the day, our health and well-being, in other words, our quality of life. That’s the reason why I would like to introduce some interesting material to understand better this important though disregarded necessity.
Sleepless in American is a National Geographic documentary on the lack of sleep Americans are receiving each night. The film starts with the statistic that “40% of American adults are sleep deprived” and followed with different effects of sleep deprivation such as: weight gain, delayed reaction time, depression, anxiety, speeds the growth of cancer, and has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Although, there is no scientific evidence to support the need for sleep, it is an important process that allows our bodies to function properly. Several sleep studies have been performed to understand the effects sleep deprivation has on a person. The participants of the sleep trial only received four hours of sleep per night.
He explains that some animals are very vulnerable when they sleep and it is instinctual that they sleep in caves or burrows to keep them safe while they rest and regenerate and it is the same for humans we usually return home and when night comes we rest in our safe environment. He also says that sleep was naturally selected and maintained by selective pressure. (Flanagan
Quarter 1 Assessment: Annotated Bibliography Thesis Statement: Due to adolescent sleep patterns, school needs to start at 10:00AM Source 1: The UCLA Health website tells how teenage sleep patterns differ from adults, due to changing bodies, and internal sleep clocks. This informational database is based on college research. The title of this page is “Sleep and Teens”.
Sleep is an essential aspect of leading a happy, healthy life, and lack of it can lead to an alarming number of problems. To fully understand the impact sleep has on students, one must know the basics of sleep. While sleeping, the brain has time to process what has occurred that day, form new pathways to help learn and remember information, and improve problem solving skills (“Sleep, Learning, and Memory”). Sleep is the only time when the brain isn’t bombarded by a person’s thoughts and feelings, and isn’t forced to see and hear its surroundings. During deep sleep, the brain releases necessary hormones that boost muscle mass, repair cells and tissues, and promote normal growth (Park).
Introduction Good morning everyone. I’m Nur Atiqah binti maznan and today I will deliver a speech title ‘People should care more about sleep’ Most of us in this class will say that we not get enough sleep because of all assignments, lab reports and so on like just now. So, we called this situation as sleep deprivation which means a condition where people not get enough sleep. We are in the same shoes, so no worries. A research from Brown University stated that, from a survey they conducted to a group of college student, 11% student have a good sleep but the rest which is 73% from the same study were found to have a sleep problem.
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
Sleep debt is a major problem, not just amongst college students but all Americans. We as working individuals lead such busy lives that just don’t include time for resting. Although we may perceive sleep as a ‘necessary evil,’ it’s actually one of the most beneficial things we can provide for our bodies. More often than not, however, we fail to attain the essential hours needed to properly function. People receive an average of six hours of sleep per night- about four hours less than recommended total according to James Maas. It’s almost become a sort of de rigueur amongst adults, many of whom work multiple jobs. “‘At any given time, the American sleep debt totals nearly half a billion hours or close to two hours every night for the average American,’” (Maas 6). Sleep debt, or the paucity of sleep accumulated over time, can be linked to an increase of car crashes, the vast majority of which are caused by drivers under the age of 25.
Introduction: Typically, college students falling in the category of young adults should be getting anywhere from seven to nine hours of sleep per night. However, that is not the case, especially of students transitioning into their first year of college. Sleep is an essential component in our everyday lives, as much of a necessity as oxygen or water. Getting the proper amount of sleep provides many useful functions for the human body, such as the ability to retain memories and knowledge and heavily impacts our decision making (Gilbert and Weaver, 2010). Due to the fact that many students have a hard time transitioning into college, many lose the required sleep needed, thus the functions it provides resulting in a sleep deprivation.