Friday, 19 March 2010

Awake to Sleep

Hello friends today is a good opportunity to catch up on some sleep, you have a good excuse to give to the boss if they catch you taking forty winks at work, because
its World Sleep Day.This is what I got from the web.
WORLD SLEEP DAY 2010 -- MARCH 19, 2010
World Sleep Day is an international annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders. World Sleep Day 2010 is being held on March 19th, under the slogan "Sleep Well, Stay Healthy".
This marks the third World Sleep Day event organized by the World Association of Sleep Medicine. This year's event involves the organization of local groups promoting sleep health, presentation of educational materials, a competition of best productions celebrating World Sleep Day, and exhibition of historic videos.
The World Sleep Day declaration is as follows:
Whereas, sleepiness and sleeplessness constitute a global epidemic that threatens health and quality of life,
Whereas, much can be done to prevent and treat sleepiness and sleeplessness,
Whereas, professional and public awareness are the firsts steps to action,
We hereby DECLARE that the disorders of sleep are preventable and treatable medical conditions in every country of the world.

Psalm 4 ;8 says
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety
Many nights I am unable to sleep due to worrisome thoughts or even tiring activity,or
a rush of Adrelin also prevents me from falling asleep. I avoid taking pill s and read till I drop off. Sometimes when I wake up in the middle of the night I try to pray for prayer requests that come to mind.
What do you do when sleep doesn 't come?Sheeba thanks everyone who sent her good wishes

While the neighbour 's pooch runs around in circles.
Trying to eat his tail LOL
I found this photo of mules or khachchars
on the Internet.
They are hard working animals,
beasts of burden..
Here they are carrying gravel in Haridwar (Uttrakhand -North India)
Some years ago they were used by city laundry men or dhobis
to carry loads of washing.
Now they have been banned from cities
One can find them in rural pockets.
They look so patient,
ready to fall off to sleep.

Now I am leaving for our church Friday prayer meeting.
See you when I return
Please pray for my brother in law Prem and sister Anju
they are going through a difficult time
due the world economic crisis.
May the Lord part the waters for them.
Their faith is strong and
they are standing on the promises of God.

15 Fertilize my soul:

Anonymous said...

Great post...sleep is so important.we try to get 8 hours but its hard sometimes...and I awake in the night occasionally....I do the same as you, pray.....sometimes I think the Lord wakes me up just so I can....will be praying for your brother in law and wife..times are tough everywhere.....I don't think its going to get better either...I will pray that they can have wisdom on what to do....After my husband lost his job, we prayed and the Lord directed us to Locksmithing...

Amrita said...

Thank you Dani. Job uncertainities makes life a hard row to hoe.

Julie said...

Well I won't feel bad at all about taking a nap then, LOL. I am sleepy today. Glad Sheeba is on the mend and I will pray for your family

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

I have horrible sleep problems. I can't even remember what it's like to get some good shut-eye. I just get up when I can't sleep. In summer I will walk outside and sit around.

David C Brown said...

"It is vain for you to rise up early, to lie down late, to eat the bread of sorrows: so to his beloved one he giveth sleep." Psalm 127: 2.

I think that we are given wakeful nights to pray in.

Carol-Ann Allen said...

Amrita! You are just so funny! Sleeplessness is not a funny thing but somehow this post just got me laughing!

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
I have pried for your sister and brother in law.

My motheralways says,"there's a lot of healing in a good night's sleep.
Valerina or chamomile tea may help.
So many an easy hour before going to sleep,to lower the adrenalin levels. Read the Bible and pray yourself to sleep, that works too.

Paresh Palicha said...

I should've read this yesterday. I've virtually become a 24 hours man, sleeping very less (sometimes dozing off here using the keyboard as pillow).:)

Grayquill said...

I have a theory about sleeplessness (is that a word?) When I have not been able to sleep. One of three things seem to always work. Pray - of course with my head on the pillow, I am trying to go to sleep - read the scriptures, or quote scripture that I have memorizied. Satan hates all three of these things and he puts me right to sleep.

Amrita said...

On a lighter notelet me mention that when my sisters were at home and during summer nights our sleep was disrupted due to power failure we had a midnight feast . Those were the good old days

Gerry said...

Hmm, that is interesting that the mules have now been banned in the cities. Well, I can understand why, perhaps in the interests of keeping the sidewalks cleaner! Sometimes cops here ride horses about in the city, but very few, not enough to create a problem. Even New York still has a few horse drawn cabs for show. I often can't sleep and do as you do to try to pass the time until sleep comes! Meditation. I find if I get up to write that is overstimulating and I don't get my rest so I just try to sit a while in my recliner with my feet up and my lap robe across me, that seems to work best, but no sleeping potions! They can so easily get addictive. If I have something worrisome on the mind, I try to have patience because I know that too will pass. I hope your sister and brother-in-law don't have to suffer too badly in the economic downturn. Arizona has been hit hard, but my kids are doing pretty well.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Sleep is a common activity of man, as common as eating, drinking and talking. That man will find it hard to sleep is testament to his abusive life patterns. Stress and the worries of the world sometimes deprive man with his much needed rest and sleep. Sleep is the natural process for regeneration for man. While asleep, his various vital organs keep on working and regenerating so that when a man awakens he feels refreshed and revitalized. The best way to have a good night sleep is to pray and meditate on the word of God. Our guardian angel will lull us to sleep. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Amrita said...

Dear Mel, my neighbours are Christians, they hve this dog which they let run loose all over, they don 't allow him in the house, all they do is to feed him once a day.They just want him to guard their house. These people are very good neighbours in every respect except their pet responsibilities. Guess its a cross I have to bear. Maybe God has a lesson somewhere in there for me, I don 't know. I also have to protect Sheeba from the dog - he untamed without any anti rabies shots etc.

Amrita said...

GreyQuill thank you for your significant point.

Amrita said...

Hi C-A so glad we can smile and laugh together. Hope Kinza is doing well and Mini too.