Tuesday, March 11, 2008

5 Hour Rudd

a Biblical thought...
"You don't have to wait for the End. I am, right now, Resurrection and Life. The one who believes in me, even though he or she dies, will live. And everyone who lives believing in me does not ultimately die at all. Do you believe this?" (John 11:25-26)

a Book thought...
The human nature is a good thing, a necessary thing, but … the enemy likes to pervert our natural, human desires and make us sin by excess and greed. (p148 Munn)
a Dave thought... from the Brisbane Times…
Sleep disorders should be made a national health priority alongside alcohol abuse and obesity, leading specialists have urged. Problems with sleep underlie up to 70% of GP visits and cost the economy more than $10 billion a year. Experts say the problem is being ignored, although fatigue is implicated in a high proportion of car accidents, workplace injuries and depression cases.
They want to see sleep at the heart of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's preventive health policy and have criticised him for saying sleep is unimportant. "The triumvirate of good health should be exercise, healthy eating and healthy sleep and we need a campaign that addresses that." Dr Hillman said Mr Rudd, who is thought to get just five hours sleep a night and who said yesterday that "how much sleep you get is by the by", was setting a bad example.
I’m with Rudd on this one, having experimented with my sleep over the last 15 months I can now comfortably get by on 5 hours a night, and yes if you use your time wisely you can get a lot more done being awake a couple more hours a day. So I challenge you to follow our PMs example and become a 5 hour sleeper, even for a week, and experience the benefits.

Just a thought.


Anonymous said...

For once I must disagree.The number of hours we sleep or don't really isn't the issue (within reason of course), it's what we do during those hours we are awake that matters. The quality of our relationships with God and others is what will change the world and bring hope. I aim for 8 hours sleep a night and am certain this makes me neither less productive nor less spiritual than the five hour sleeper! Indeed I find that this regular sleeping pattern helps all of my relationships (I'm sure Daryl would agree). Whilst I hate laziness and think it vital that I keep physically fit, I'm really sick of people trying to make others feel guilty if they don't run marathons and sleep for 5hours a night!

jsi said...

Hi my name is Jessie and I follow your blog regularly, just never commented yet. (Sorry) And its interesting that the reason I am able to comment this morning is because of what I can only term as my regular pattern of broken sleep. It is difficult for me to sleep more than 5 hours at a time. An "early to bed person" regularly means I am up again at 3:30 a.m. to get some laundry or typing or reading accomplished.
Ever since preganncy with our four children, I have not slept through the night. Although they grew out of this, I did not. They don't wake for a feeding through the night, but I still do.

It is not too many things on my mind keeping me awake - although as a corps officer, wife, hockey mom/softball mom/baseball mom/soccer mom to four, graduate student, musician there is TOO much to do - my body is done sleeping.

I can say, under the cloak of darkness and alone it is the most tempting time of day to have a snack (or three or four)and it is my most productive time.

I know I could weight less if I wasn't awake during the night (no fridge raiding)and it has required of me to have a stronger sense of self-control about when I will eat and why.

When I experiment with my sleep I find I am 5 1/2 hours. Those 30 minutes have meant a world to my patience. More than that leads to such a heavy day.

You have a provacative post today.