Thursday, January 27, 2011

Go the land of Dr. Oz for Sleep

Funny thing  happened this morning.

I thought that I set my alarm for 6 am  (day 12 of the 21 days to form a habit of waking at 6 am to "fall on my knees" and pray... feeding my Spirit before I feed my FACE)

Well, I woke on my own in a very dark room... thinking it may be the middle of the night since I at times experience a little insomnia.

I looked at my clock and was surprised it was 5:58 am.  I then calculated how much sleep I had received since I went to bed at 11 pm (I think I was looking for an excuse to say I needed to sleep longer since it's important to get at least 6 hrs of sleep).  Ah, dah.... 11 pm to 6 am is 7 hrs.  

GET UP LAZY BONES! (I said to myself) since it was almost 6 am

Oh, as I layed there for a few more minutes waiting for the alarm to go off.... IT DIDN'T
   I checked and found I didn't properly set the alarm. oops!

So, as I slid out of bed onto my knees I thanked God for gently waking me this morning... instead of a crazy loud alarm!  So sweet.... to wake up gently.

so..... I thought I  would blog on what I heard the other day watching Dr. Oz 
(I really don't watch TV... I see his show during my Air Travel, since I frequently take a 1:15 pm flight on weekdays)

Now, that I made it a point to point out I rarely watch TV (hummmm)  Ok, TV is on often at my house... BUT I'm always doing something with the TV in the back ground.... Hey, Women seldom relax like men.... we are DOERS!  It would stress me out to SIT and Watch TV not being productive.  

That's another blog...  

Good Grief stay....on point!

Dr. Oz had a segment on the health risk of Sleep deprivation.  Very interesting information.  When I heard "weight gain" due to loss of sleep... I thought I'd look into that further. 

Here is the info and a link.....  be Inspired! 

In the Wake of a Sleepless Life
While occasional sleep loss is bothersome, chronic problems can take a toll on the body. No one understands fully why the body sleeps, but there are certain functions that restore and refresh the body. Your blood pressure decreases; heart rate slows; appetite, stress and insulin hormones quiet; and blood clotting cells take a break. Keep the body awake and you are subject to weight gain, heart disease, mood disorders, decreased immunity, insulin resistance and diabetes.

Click here for Link to Dr. Oz  and information on Sleep

Scriptures speak to the idea that Fear can be the culprit with sleep problems
  (symptom of depression can be a  lack of and or too much sleep)

FEAR can be a  Possible reason for Sleep Problems !
an imbalance in our Mind and Spirit

Fear can and WILL destroy our lives....

Feeding and Exercising our Spirit with The word of GOD 
(our creators instruction manual with a "trouble shooting section"!) 
can displace Fear and turn it into FAITH and PEACE....
two ingredients NEEDED for sweet slumber

Proverbs 3:24
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

Psalm 3:5
I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.

Proverbs 20:13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.

Here is a GREAT area to explore (look into the mirror and be honest with yourself)

Sleep issues can be a "wake up call" pardon the pun.... of being IMBALANCED
You may have difficulty with sleep  due to an imbalance
(too little, too much... interrupted, can fall asleep, stay asleep... etc) 

Physically - maybe physiological reasons for the imbalance 
                  (sleep apnea or deficiencies in vitamins/minerals, etc)
Mentally -   maybe due to fear which then becomes depression, anxiety
Spiritually - when our Spiritual walk is "empty" ... lack of  faith, trust, PURPOSE
                   for living

Buona Fortuna! and God Bless your endeavors to be HEALTHY and WELL

Ciao.... Salute to your Health and Wellness 

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