To sleep or not to sleep…

When I got out of the military, folks said I would have trouble sleeping in since my body was conditioned to getting up at 5 am every day. The first day I slept till 8, no problem. The second, 9! I love sleep. Sleep is good for you. Some people don’t get enough sleep. I would say most people don’t get enough good sleep. I say good sleep because we haven’t been taught how to get to bed at a consistent time, shut down electronics long before you shut your eyes, eat several hours before laying down, and not self-medicating with drugs or alcohol to help us sleep (there is a time and a place for medication helping sleep, but I’m not a doctor, so I can’t say when that is!). Then, some sleep and sleep and sleep. The Bible calls these people lazy. If you get too much sleep, it has adverse health and life consequences too. You may not be able to keep a job, you may miss important family activities, your body may get sick, and the list goes on and on. My encouragement to you today is to find out how much sleep your body needs (8 hours is a good start, more if you are younger, less if you are older), then commit to consistency. Go to bed at the same time each night. Get up at the same time each morning. Get into the rhythm of your day and see how much better you feel. Remember, it takes 21+ days to set a new habit. Let me know what you think of sleep!

Proverbs 6:9: “But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up?”

#MinuteWith Maxon #MWM

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