I’m sure from personal experience you know the difference between a good night’s sleep and a bad night’s sleep.
When was the last time you had a really great night’s sleep? How did you feel when you woke up? Do you wake up without an alarm? With plenty of energy? With a clear head?
If you were to ask your 3 closest friends the last time they had a great night’s sleep with the all the benefits of restful, healing sleep, I’d wager to guess it has either been a really long time or its something they just dream about.
Sleep disordered breathing is the term used to describe the entire spectrum of sleep breathing abnormalities. Sleep disordered breathing ranges from the difficulty sleeping with a stuffy nose all the way to severe sleep apnea.
“Sleep-diordered breathing is an insidious inflammatory disease that affects every system in the body. It’s associated with the biggest killers in the Western world: high blood pressure, strokes, cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and even depression. When sleep breathing is disturbed, so is the essential repair work our bodies do each night to keep us happy, sharp, and disease-free.” (Dr. Mark Burhenne, The 8-hour Sleep Paradox)
So, does sleep determine our destiny? What could you do if you woke each morning with all the benefits of restful healing sleep? Share your thoughts in the comments.