We’re granted many blessings in life: love, family, abundance, health. We’re often sometimes challenged by God, too. But what most of us fail to realize is that our Lord has provided us with a blessing that helps us overcome many of these challenges: sleep.
As you go about your day you’re faced with numerous obstacles, difficulties, and challenges. At the end of the day you say your prayers, lay your head on your pillow, and drift off to slumber. God has designed you in a way that your brain will begin to work on your problems, sorting them out and uncovering solutions. Those who have found themselves suffering through sleepless nights understand what a blessing it truly is.
It is important that we don’t take this blessing for granted and utilise it in the most effective way. Follow these tips to get a good night’s sleep:
- Be sure you have a good mattress. While you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a luxurious bed, being sure to have a mattress that supports and comforts your body will allow you to sleep better and take full advantage of its blessing. Research has shown memory foam to be good for your health but to find the best memory foam mattress you need do some research first.
- Avoid the television and computer before bed. It’s best to sit in a dimly lit room and read just before you go to sleep.
- Go to bed at the same time every night. It will help your body stay in touch with your circadian rhythms.
- Say your prayers. Just because you are drifting off to sleep doesn’t mean that you can abandon your faith. Praying just before bed will provide a peace of mind that enables more effective sleep.