The Instigator
MASTERY
Con (against)
Winning
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The Contender
perfectjfl
Pro (for)
Losing
0 Points

A night without sleep is good for you.

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MASTERY
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/9/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 811 times Debate No: 48713
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (5)
Votes (1)

 

MASTERY

Con

Welcome to this debate.
First round, defining the topic. I define sleep as stage-1, REM (Rapid Eye Movement) or deeper sleep, and good as a health benefit. You are the positive side and will be arguing that a night without sleep is good for you.
Thanks.
perfectjfl

Pro

I believe that sleep should be defined as deep sleep because the purpose of sleeping is to get relaxed and recharge the energy. Closing your eyes shouldn't be defined as sleep even though it seems to be the "apparent" definition of sleep.
Debate Round No. 1
MASTERY

Con

Stage 2-4 is 'relaxing and recharging energy', Deep sleep is just more relaxed. So, I will change the definition of sleep to stage 2-4 sleep and REM sleep. Onto my argument.

Did you know that sleeping improves grades? People who have sleep disorders (10-16 yr old) are more likely to have problems with attention and learning. College students who sacrificed sleep scored worse than those that didn't. "...significant functional impairment..."

http://www.health.com...

I would like to thank my opponent for accepting my challenge.
perfectjfl

Pro

perfectjfl forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
MASTERY

Con

As my opponent has not posted any arguments in the last round, I cannot rebut.

Another benefit of sleeping is having a healthy weight. Sleep and metabolism are controlled by the same part of the brain, so that is why sleep deprivation can affect your weight. Dieters who slept well lost fat, while dieters who didn't sleep well lost muscle.

"When you are sleepy, certain hormones go up in your blood, and those same hormones drive appetite." - Dr. Rapoport

Thank you
perfectjfl

Pro

perfectjfl forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
MASTERY

Con

My opponent has forfeited the previous rounds.
perfectjfl

Pro

perfectjfl forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
MASTERY

Con

My opponent has forfeited round 2 & 3 & 4 and has not rebutted my round 2 argument at all.

Vote Con. Thank you.
perfectjfl

Pro

perfectjfl forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by MASTERY 3 years ago
MASTERY
Please define 'deep sleep'.
Posted by MASTERY 3 years ago
MASTERY
As stated below, it is a challenge.
Posted by Benshapiro 3 years ago
Benshapiro
I don't know of anyone who would believe a night without sleep is good for you. It might be a more interesting debate if the title was worded in such a way that the opponent could justify that a night without sleep is "not bad" rather than "good."

I stand corrected if someone has arguable evidence that a night without sleep is "good for you" but I seriously believe that would be beyond improbable.
Posted by MASTERY 3 years ago
MASTERY
When I am on, I will un-cancel the debate.
Posted by MASTERY 3 years ago
MASTERY
Are you up for the challenge?
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 3 years ago
Zarroette
MASTERYperfectjflTied
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Reasons for voting decision: All Pro did is argue about definitions, so Pro didn't really present an argument. Conduct to Con for Pro's forfeits.