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  • There is nothing better than sleeping in your own bed! - 50
  • Do not try to  sleep while wearing contact lenses. - 135
  • Healthy people are better able to survive and tend to live longer. - 720
  • I stay up late every  night, and realize it's a bad idea every morning - 364
  • We try to get 8 hours of  sleep at  night. - 567
  • You need to get plenty of  sleep at  night. - 568
  • You should go to bed when you are sleepy. - 569
  • Every  night I get so tired that I can not keep my eyes open. - 1754
  • Do you ever get so tired that you NEED  sleep, but you lay in bed and nothing happens? - 1755
  • Do not let the  sun catch you in bed. - 1753
  • Caution: Excessive  sleep may cause death. - 1752
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  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)  

Question: What is health?
  Answer: Health is freedom from physical injury, disease and pain. - 201

Question: What is  sleep?
  Answer:  Sleep is a natural periodic state of rest for the mind and body. Regular intervals of  sleep are necessary for health. - 119

Question: What happens to the body during  sleep?
  Answer: During  sleep, there is a decrease in bodily movement. The muscles relax, and the eyes usually close. The pulse is slower, and respiratory movements fewer in number but more profound. - 120

Question: What happens to the mind during  sleep?
  Answer: During  sleep, consciousness is lost, dreams may occur, and memory is reorganized. - 121

Question: How much  sleep is required?
  Answer: The amount and periodicity of  sleep in humans vary with age, with infants sleeping frequently for shorter periods, and mature adults sleeping for longer uninterrupted periods. Eight hours of  sleep each  night is recommended. A short afternoon nap can also be helpful. - 122

Question: What if you get too much  sleep?
  Answer: If you are sleeping too much, you will not accomplish much, and will tend to be poor. - 123


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  Words of Wisdom  

And the LORD  God caused a deep  sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the  flesh instead thereof;
And the rib, which the LORD  God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.   Genesis 2:21, 22 


And when the  sun was going down, a deep  sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.   Genesis 15:12 


And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all  night, because the  sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to  sleep.   Genesis 28:11 


And Jacob awaked out of his  sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.   Genesis 28:16 


Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by  night; and my  sleep departed from mine eyes.   Genesis 31:40 


For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his  skin: wherein shall he  sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.   Exodus 22:27 


And if the man be poor, thou shalt not  sleep with his pledge:
In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the  sun goeth down, that he may  sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee: and it shall be righteousness unto thee before the LORD thy  God.   Deuteronomy 24:12, 13 


And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt  sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the  gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.   Deuteronomy 31:16 


And she fastened it with the pin, and said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awaked out of his  sleep, and went away with the pin of the beam, and with the web.   Judges 16:14 


And she made him  sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.
And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his  sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.   Judges 16:19, 20 


And ere the lamp of  God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of  God was, and Samuel was laid down to  sleep;
That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.   1 Samuel 3:3, 4 


So David and Abishai came to the people by  night: and, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the trench, and his spear stuck in the ground at his bolster: but Abner and the people lay round about him.   1 Samuel 26:7 


So David took the spear and the cruse of  water from Saul's bolster; and they gat them away, and no man saw it, nor knew it, neither awaked: for they were all asleep; because a deep  sleep from the LORD was fallen upon them.   1 Samuel 26:12 


And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt  sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.   2 Samuel 7:12 


Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall  sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.   1 Kings 1:21 


And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a  god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.   1 Kings 18:27 


On that  night could not the king  sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.   Esther 6:1 


In thoughts from the visions of the  night, when deep  sleep falleth on men,
Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my  bones to shake.   Job 4:13, 14 


And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I  sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.   Job 7:21 


So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the  heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their  sleep.   Job 14:12 


In a dream, in a vision of the  night, when deep  sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,
That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.   Job 33:15-17 


I will both lay me down in peace, and  sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.   Psalm 4:8 


Consider and hear me, O LORD my  God: lighten mine eyes, lest I  sleep the  sleep of death;
Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.   Psalm 13:3, 4 


Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.   Psalm 44:23 


The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their  sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.
At thy rebuke, O  God of Jacob, both the chariot and  horse are cast into a dead  sleep.   Psalm 76:5, 6 


Then the LORD awaked as one out of  sleep, and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.   Psalm 78:65 


Thou carriest them away as with a  flood; they are as a  sleep: in the morning they are like  grass which groweth up.   Psalm 90:5 


Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor  sleep.   Psalm 121:4 


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


I will not give  sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,
Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty  God of Jacob.   Psalm 132:4, 5 


When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy  sleep shall be sweet.   Proverbs 3:24 


For they  sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their  sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.   Proverbs 4:16 


Give not  sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.   Proverbs 6:4 


How long wilt thou  sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy  sleep?
Yet a little  sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to  sleep:
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.   Proverbs 6:9-11 


When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.   Proverbs 6:22 


He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.   Proverbs 10:5 


Slothfulness casteth into a deep  sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.   Proverbs 19:15 


Love not  sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with  bread.   Proverbs 20:13 


Yet a little  sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to  sleep:
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.   Proverbs 24:33, 34 


The  sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to  sleep.   Ecclesiastes 5:12 


When I applied mine  heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor  night seeth  sleep with his eyes:)
Then I beheld all the work of  God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the  sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.   Ecclesiastes 8:16, 17 


I  sleep, but my  heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the  night.   Song of Solomon 5:2 


None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor  sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:
Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their  horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:
Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.   Isaiah 5:27-29 


For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep  sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.   Isaiah 29:10 


His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.   Isaiah 56:10 


Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my  sleep was sweet unto me.   Jeremiah 31:26 


In their  heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and  sleep a perpetual  sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD.   Jeremiah 51:39 


And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall  sleep a perpetual  sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.   Jeremiah 51:57 


And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the  evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and  sleep in the  woods.   Ezekiel 34:25 


And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his  sleep brake from him.   Daniel 2:1 


Then the king went to his palace, and passed the  night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his  sleep went from him.   Daniel 6:18 


Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep  sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.   Daniel 8:18 


Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep  sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.   Daniel 10:9 


And many of them that  sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.   Daniel 12:2 


For they have made ready their  heart like an oven, whiles they lie in wait: their baker sleepeth all the  night; in the morning it burneth as a flaming  fire.   Hosea 7:6 


So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy  God, if so be that  God will think upon us, that we perish not.   Jonah 1:6 


And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his  sleep.   Zechariah 4:1 


Then Joseph being raised from  sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.   Matthew 1:24, 25 


He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.   Matthew 9:24 


Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them,  Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.   Matthew 26:45 


And should  sleep, and rise  night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.   Mark 4:27 


And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.   Mark 5:39 


Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.   Mark 13:36 


And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?
Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the  flesh is weak.   Mark 14:37, 38 


And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them,  Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.   Mark 14:41 


And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.   Luke 8:52 


But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with  sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.   Luke 9:32 


And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,
And said unto them, Why  sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.   Luke 22:45, 46 


These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of  sleep.
Then said his disciples, Lord, if he  sleep, he shall do well.
Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in  sleep.   John 11:11-13 


And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same  night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the  prison.   Acts 12:6 


For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of  God, fell on  sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:
But he, whom  God raised again, saw no corruption.   Acts 13:36, 37 


And the keeper of the  prison awaking out of his  sleep, and seeing the  prison doors open, he drew out his  sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.   Acts 16:27 


And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep  sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with  sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.   Acts 20:9 


And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of  sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.   Romans 13:11 


For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many  sleep.   1 Corinthians 11:30 


Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all  sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.   1 Corinthians 15:51, 52 


Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.   Ephesians 5:14 


For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which  sleep in Jesus will  God bring with him.   1 Thessalonians 4:14 


Therefore let us not  sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
For they that  sleep  sleep in the  night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the  night.   1 Thessalonians 5:6, 7 


Who died for us, that, whether we wake or  sleep, we should live together with him.   1 Thessalonians 5:10 




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