Why A Good Night’s Sleep Is Important
I went to my annual sleep doctor visit last week. It was the usual, which means I was in and out quickly.
I found out a couple of important pieces of information. One, my blood pressure is back down to my early 20’s level. Second, I just over 6 hours of sleep each night.
The irony is that just a couple of days later, I had one of those nights with little sleep. I watched a certain football game Monday night and went to bed after midnight. I ended up with less than 5 hours of sleep. The results?
No blog post.
A rough day at work.
Difficulty making it to my normal bedtime last night.
Sleep thrown off the second day in a row.
In fact, it will not surprise me to find it taking a few days to get back into my normal sleep pattern.
A good night’s sleep is important for many reasons. Good performance in daily activities. Good health, including blood pressure and weight. Just how we feel throughout the day.
I believe it even affects you spiritually. I believe it will affect your relationship with the Lord. It will affect your time in the Bible. It will affect your prayer life. It goes on and on.
Research says that many of us are sleep deprived and don’t even know it. Why? Most likely it has a lot to do with television watching and devices we hold in our hands. If we would turn them off earlier in the evening, we would see our sleep improve. In turn, we would see our lives improve as well.
Do you sleep well at night?