There is so much to keep us from being arrogant, especially before our Creator, and one of these we know so little about, though it consumes one third of our lives. Sleep, what does it do to construct the brains of our little ones, and to rationalize our own?
Every mother knows that without sleep her child becomes unmanageable. Every biologist knows that without sleep his charges — mice, hamsters, or what have you?– will die. Researchers, though they know sleep is reconstructive, have also classified the types of human sleep into REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, during which we dream, and non-REM sleep.
There is an ideal amount of sleep for each person. Each person relates to night, the best time for it, according to the body’s schedule (circadian clock) which may be different from yours. Some people feel sleepy as early as 7:30 p.m., but will automatically wake up at 4:30 a.m.
Sleep well, because that’s how you function best. That may take a little accommodation, but it’s well worth it.