I am SO tired… So tired… I cannot begin to express the exhaustion. The body is certainly amazing, though, how it keeps going through all the sleep deprivation. It keeps going for sure – but how successfully and how efficiently? Not very! The body is also amazing to me in that I am giving it plenty of opportunity to sleep – but it just simply will not relent. Hours upon hours of restless, mind racing nights. Oh, Mr. Sandman, how I miss you.
Sleep and rest are important for so very many reasons. Restoration. Repair. Sanity. Happiness. Dallas and Melissa Hartwig of The Whole9Life even list sleep as one of the top 9 factors to optimum health. Sleep is a key building block to life. It’s also an incredibly undervalued building block in our society.
Not only does inadequate sleep raise our risk for disease and grumpiness, but the “dream” of night-time slumber rules our subconscious lives more than we thought. I read a study fairly recently that stated somewhere near 60% of Americans would prefer more sleep each night than a $60,000 annual raise? Really? Wow. I thought Americans were greedy. Apparently we are sleep deprived and greedy!
So, I’ve tried everything. Nothing works. What works for you?
For now, I’ll daydream about sleep and my coveted affair with the Man in the Moon.
Oh, and I’ve always wanted that worry-free little kid part of me back that can simply submit to “play” exhaustion and fall asleep ANYWHERE.