Sunday, February 26, 2012

Want to Follow God? Go to Sleep

Why rest is paramount to a “successful” spiritual life.
Whether you’re a morning person or a late owl, when you sleep is less important than your amount and quality of sleep. Sleep is so important, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control is increasingly monitoring U. S. sleep behaviors because the effects of sleep-deprivation on public health are so dramatic. Poor sleep patterns are linked to stress,depressionmemory lossweight gain, lower attention, increased accidents. Good sleep habits, on the other hand, are associated with longer lifeweight loss, increased creativity, athletic stamina, and higher grades in school. No wonder Shakespeare called sleep “Nature’s soft nurse.”

We know all this, yet as a culture, many of us continue to lead sleep-deprived lives. 

Read more at Christianity Today

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