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People should care more about sleep

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Started: 5/21/2018 Category: Health
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shelley_m

Pro

People should care more about sleep as it can help with healthy brain functions and emotional well-being. According to an article by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, "...sleep helps enhance your learning and problem-solving skills. Sleep also helps you pay attention, make decisions, and be creative," the article also states that, "Children and teens who are sleep deficient may have problems getting along with others. They may feel angry and impulsive, have mood swings, feel sad or depressed, or lack motivation." So, more sleep is beneficial for a person's body to function for everyday life. In an article by Harvard Educational Medical Group, Dr. Robert Stickgold states that, "Sleep has a role in the consolidation of memory, which is crucial for learning new information." So, by sleeping the right amount, anyone can benefit when learning something new such as; how to drive a car, how to play piano, or how to solve a math problem. This shows that sleeping does in fact result in healthy brain functions. Also, the HHS mentions that sleep deficiency has been linked to depression, which also proves that sleep is needed for a healthy emotional well-being. Therefore, people should care more about sleep since the right amount will greatly benefit them.

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov...
10AntonioS

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Yes, sleeping is a necessity for humans but we should not care more about it especially when you sleep 7 to 9 hours already. People have too many things going on in their life and caring more about sleep will just make it more rough for most of these people. According to Kye an author of an article called "10 Things Successful People Do Every Day", none of the 10 things mentioned were caring about sleep or even having anything with sleep, he mentions eating healthy and exercising but never does he mention sleeping which shows that to be successful you do not need to care to much about sleep. In another article related to the one mentioned before just that this one mentions 28 things that successful people do it again does not mention anything about having a sleep routine or caring about sleep, this article was written by Jonathan Chan in the website Foundr.

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Debate Round No. 1
shelley_m

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Some people do get 7 to 9 hours of sleep, but according to an article published on December 2013 by Gallup, "Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep at night, down more than an hour from 1942." So, this shows that people, on average, or not getting the necessary amount of sleep required to properly function. Although sleep is not explicitly considered a requirement for becoming successful, it is obviously a grand contributor as it helps people function well throughout the day. According to the American Sleep Association, "50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder... 37.9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month." People who are sleep deficient are less productive at school and at work and are more prone to mistakes. Drowsy sleeping is a real threat to society as it is equivalent to drunk driving. Sleep deficiency can also affect pilots, care workers, students, mechanics, and assembly line workers. In a way, this proves that not caring to get the right amount of sleep required, a night, can affect someone's success in either work or school. There is also something called microsleep that occurs when someone is normally awake but experience a brief moment of sleep. This may happen to students during a lecture or to someone in a meeting. They believe they just don't understand a subject or topic of discussion, but in reality they may have just slept through it. This also shows how sleep can contribute to one's success, so people should start caring more about the amount of sleep they get at night if they want to be successful in anything they do.

https://www.sleepassociation.org...
10AntonioS

Con

many studies suggest that the right amount of sleep is from 7 to 9 hours and like you mentioned that on average Americans sleep at around 6.8 hours but according to an article by Dave Asprey, an entrepreneur, businessman, and author from Albuquerque, NM. founded Bulletproof 360, Inc. in 2013 and founded Bulletproof Nutrition Inc. in 2014, people may only need 6.5 hours of sleep,"The study, run by Dr. Daniel F. Kripke an MD and Professor of Psychiatry specializing in sleep research and aging, didn't find any statistical health-related reason to sleep longer than 6.5 hours per night. Data that he used from the Cancer Prevention Study II (CPSII) from the American Cancer Society even shows that sleeping about 5 hours per night is slightly safer than sleeping 8. In this case, we"ll go ahead and define "safer" as "not dying." The data is impressive. It covers 1.1 million participants, and it is the first large-scale population study that correlates sleep with longevity while taking into account things like age, diet, exercise, health problems and smoking. The data is from 1982-1988 because it took years to input the data and perform analysis on it. I"m not sure where the sleep-8-hours-per-night myth came from, but it"s totally wrong. You can file it away under old information, along with the eat-fewer-calories-to-lose-weight myth." Not only did this study suggest that Americans sleep more than enough on average according to your source mentioned but he also stated that sleeping less than the recommended is better than sleeping 8 hours which is considered by the popular belief the perfect amount of sleep. This shows that sometimes it is better to sleep less or at least safer meaning that caring about sleep is not that important.

https://blog.bulletproof.com...
Debate Round No. 2
shelley_m

Pro

Many studies do show that people on average need 7 to 9 hours of sleep, so getting less hours than what is recommended is bad for one's health. Sleep has been proven to play an important role in your physical health, as the National Sleep Foundation claims that sleep decreases inflammation and that, "Too much of it has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and arthritis." This demonstrates that by sleeping the right amount, your heart and blood vessels are being repaired which can decrease the chances of heart disease and stroke. When you don't get enough sleep, your level of ghrelin goes up and and your level of leptin goes down, which makes you feel hungrier and puts you at risk of obesity. Also, not enough sleep results in a higher blood sugar level, which may increase your risk for diabetes. When we're sick, the first thing we are told is to get some rest and according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this is actually the right thing to do. Our immune system relies on sleep to function properly, so by resting when we're sick we are actually helping our body fight off foreign or harmful substances. Therefore, caring more about sleep and making sure to receive the right amount is beneficial to one's physical health.
10AntonioS

Con

It may be true that there are many negative effects of sleeping, there has been an article which talks about a study which says that little sleep may actually benefit a person in a couple of ways, this article from Sleep Review, the journalist for sleep specialists, on September 3, 2005, said that," Studies well document the negative effects of sleep deprivation (decreased vigilance, impaired decision-making, reduced concentration, irritability, sleepiness, increased fatigue, and difficulty thinking clearly). Interestingly, sleep deprivation can have positive effects such as tireless stamina, enhanced creativity, heightened awareness, and a cheerful mood." and "Scientists have found that everyone is not affected to the same degree by sleep deprivation. Some people after an episode have a natural resistance to its negative effects. For example, in 2002, van Dongen and associates1 presented a study that submitted subjects to two sleep-deprivation periods with each lasting 36 hours. (The sleep-deprivation periods were separated by a 2- to 4-week interval.) They found that the subjects who easily fatigued after sleep deprivation had a similar degree of fatigue after both test periods and the subjects who were resistant to fatigue after sleep deprivation were equally resistant for both of the test periods. An earlier study in 1980 by Morgan and associates1 had similar results. The researchers subjected volunteers to four periods of sleep deprivation with each period lasting 44 hours. (The sleep deprivation periods were separated by a 1-week interval.) They found that volunteers had the same degree of fatigue-resistance or fatigue-vulnerability for each of the four test periods." This shows that sometimes sleeping less will be beneficial.

http://www.sleepreviewmag.com...
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