The Reading / Listening - Level 5

A new report says sleep deprivation is not good for us. It can cause long-term health issues and even death. It also says women are more likely to have problems sleeping than men. Researchers questioned 4,100 British adults in the 'Reclaim Your Sleep' survey. This is from a group called the Sleep Apnoea Trust Association. Apnoea is when someone's breathing stops for a short time while he or she is asleep. Almost half of the women questioned said they did not sleep enough. This compared to 36 per cent of men. Women were also more likely than men to wake up during the night.



Health experts have warned that feeling exhausted due to a lack of sleep could be a sign of a serious medical problem. Many women are unaware of the dangers. Only a quarter see a doctor about sleeplessness. Sleep expert Dr John Stradling said: "Often women think that feeling exhausted is just part of modern life when in fact it could be something more serious." He added that this, "leaves women at risk of reduced quality of life and serious health conditions". In more severe cases, when left untreated, conditions like sleep apnoea can cause heart attacks and strokes.

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Sources
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/01/26/half-of-women-in-uk-sleep-deprived_n_9076030.html
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/health/half-of-women-face-serious-health-problems-due-to-not-getting-en/
  • http://www.techtimes.com/articles/128095/20160127/half-of-women-at-risk-of-serious-health-conditions-because-they-do-not-sleep-enough.htm


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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A new report says sleep

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women questioned

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It can cause long-term health issues

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4,100 British adults

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Researchers questioned

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likely than men

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someone's breathing stops

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deprivation is not good

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Almost half of the

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to 36 per cent of men

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This compared

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the night

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Women were also more

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and even death

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wake up during

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for a short time



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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feeling exhausted due

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modern life

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a sign of a serious medical

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of life

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Many women are unaware

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problem

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Only a quarter see

d.

of the dangers

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just part of

e.

heart attacks and strokes

6.

it could be something more

f.

to a lack of sleep

7.

at risk of reduced quality

g.

serious

8.

sleep apnoea can cause

h.

a doctor

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A new report says sleep deprivation (1) ___________________ us. It can cause long-term health issues (2) ___________________. It also says women are (3) ___________________ have problems sleeping than men. Researchers questioned 4,100 British adults in the 'Reclaim Your Sleep' survey. (4) ___________________ group called the Sleep Apnoea Trust Association. Apnoea is when someone's breathing stops for a short time while he or she is asleep. (5) ___________________ women questioned said they did not sleep enough. This compared to 36 per cent of men. Women were also more likely than men (6) ___________________ the night.

Health experts have warned that feeling exhausted (7) ___________________ sleep could be a sign of a serious medical problem. Many women (8) ___________________ the dangers. Only a quarter see a doctor about sleeplessness. Sleep expert Dr John Stradling said: "Often women think that feeling exhausted (9) ___________________ modern life when (10) ___________________ be something more serious." He added that this, "leaves women at risk of reduced (11) ___________________ and serious health conditions". In more severe cases, when left untreated, conditions like sleep apnoea (12) ___________________ attacks and strokes.





SLEEP SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about sleep in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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FREE WRITING

Write about sleep for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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