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Matt Walker: Sleep - Lex Fridman Podcast

He Gives His Beloved Sleep
He Gives His Beloved Sleep

“the godliest thing you can do in the universe is get a good night’s sleep” D.A. Carson (Scandalous, 147).

Psalm 3:5 I lay down and slept;

I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.

God's Holy Word both speaks against laziness and promotes a good nights sleep.

We all need sleep to live, without sleep we die.

Sleep began with Adam, God made us to require sleep to live and function.

Genesis 2:21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.

Sleep clearly is not from the Fall, or a sin but a gift.

Psalm 127:2 It is in vain that you rise up early

and go late to rest,

eating the bread of anxious toil;

for he gives to his beloved sleep.

In the gift through Christ, God teaches us to redeem sleep. Sleep is our healer, teacher, giver, and servant.

We know that exercise keeps our bodies fit for service, nutrition will give us strength to do good works, also a healthy pattern of sleep can help us have love for God and neighbor. Plenty of sleep keeps us awake and alert for meditation/prayer, allowing us to spend our time and energy as we serve others.

Adequate sleep and good rest guards us from sins that our sleep-deprived selves are all to tempted to indulge in. Not enough sleep makes us more irritabile, impatience, prone to bitterness and lust, cynicism, grumbling and complaining.

Should circumstances require us to forfeit sleep God can sustain us in our sleeplessness and by His love and mercy return us again to his beloved sleep.

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Matt Walker: Sleep - Lex Fridman Podcast

"Matt Walker is a sleep scientist at Berkeley, author of Why We Sleep, and the host of a new podcast called The Matt Walker Podcast." from video introduction

Matthew Walker’s 11 Tips for Improving Sleep Quality

Every living organism on the planet needs sleep, even if it’s a small amount. Sleep is an integral component of human health, and sleep loss can adversely affect the way we function in our everyday lives. Sleep expert Matthew Walker underscores the importance of sleep with these essential tips for improving sleep quality.

A Brief Introduction to Matthew Walker

Dr. Matthew Walker is a specialist in the study of slumber and the founder-director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley. The influential British neuroscientist is the author of the international bestseller Why We Sleep (2017), recommended by The New York Times for “night-table reading in the most pragmatic sense” and endorsed by Bill Gates. In addition to examining how sleep affects the brain and body, Matthew has analyzed everything from its role in Alzheimer’s disease and depression to how it can facilitate learning and, potentially, extend our life expectancy. He received his Ph.D. from the Medical Research Council at Nottingham University in London in 1996, eventually becoming an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in 2004. As a certified sleep scientist, Matthew has conducted extensive research and studies into the impact of sleep and how it affects our physical and mental health..." from the article: Matthew Walker’s 11 Tips for Improving Sleep Quality

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