The other night was not my friend. I had a bad night of sleep: woke up, read for awhile, went back to bed, woke up, had a glass of milk, took the dogs out, lay back down, dog jumped on the bed and woke me up, looked at Facebook (mistake), fell back asleep, and then slept until the alarm went off at 5:30AM. I then called the alarm a liar and fell back asleep for forty-five minutes. Does this sound familiar to anyone? The culprit may have been the four cups of coffee I had at 5:30PM – who knows. It was irritating and annoying.
Soldiering through the day is not all that easy when you have a night like that. Then you read an article that tells you the benefits of a good nights sleep: improved memory, longer life, reduced imflamation, greater creativity, improved athletic performance, sharpened attention span, help maintaining a healthy weight, reduced stress, and even manage depression. So maybe I will just take a nap…….
As we work on healthy habits during Lent, it is important we get sleep to help in all the health aspects of life. It’s hard at times to get the necessary sleep but we all need to try more on this one – agreed?
V. 4 #24