Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Are you getting enough sleep?

...I know I'm not! A lot of it has to do with the fact that I have an infant at home; ok..well..really I just stay up waaayy too late. In fact, Ethan is getting the hang of sleeping through the night. Praise God!! =)

I originally went to college to become a Registered Dietitian. I've been interested in health for a long time (I'm way off track currently--but trying to get back in the swing of things!), and enough sleep definitely plays a part in achieving optimum health.

Here is some interesting information on the importance of sleep:
"How much sleep you need depends on a number of factors, including your gender, the speed of your metabolism, the quality of the sleep you get, and your age..."

"What goes on in the body during sleep is still rather mysterious, but researchers agree that getting enough sleep is essential for optimum health. Lack of a good night's sleep impairs the nervous system, clouds memory, encumbers physical performance, and makes concentrating more difficult..."

"Current research has even linked sleep deprivation to impaired sugar control, a weakened immune system, and an increased chance of developing cancer

The writers, Jordan Rubin (he has several great books!!) and Joseph Brasco go on to write, "Some researchers believe that each hour of sleep you get before midnight is worth two or more hours of sleep after midnight."

Excerpts taken from Restoring Your Digestive Health,
by Jordan Rubin, Joseph Brasco
Maybe Ben Franklin was on to something when he said, "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." !

And the Word always has wisdom to give us!
"It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones."
Psalm 127:2

Go catch some Zzzz's!


  1. I think I love sleep way to much!! I wish I was a person who could function happily on little sleep, but I cant! Great post!!

  2. I know I need to get more sleep. Thanks for the reminder. Every night Kenny says, "Now don't stay up to late tonight..." haha.

  3. So true! I know I don't get enough sleep either. The 5am alarm for work comes way too early! It is a difficult balance, but so important. Great post.


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