Yet another study came out few months ago on the damage done to our brain from sleep deprivation. The test mice were limited to 4-5 hours of sleep over a 24-hour time period and in just 3 days, there’s a loss of neurons in a particular part of brain. Sleep deprivation has also been linked to metabolism, inflammatory diseases, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
When I read the report, my first thought was 4-5 hours of uninterrupted sleep is a luxury! Though my child’s eczema had improved and remained mild, uninterrupted sleep at night is still very rare as by some mysterious unknown reason, her head gets itchy at bedtime. Add in the other days when she’s down with flu or fever, or her skin has some rash, and interrupted sleep is a given. Sleep and rest is essential to humans – God designed it that way. The 7th day of creation is a day of rest, as a reminder we need to rest. The daily work of creation has a morning, evening also signaling rest at the end of a day’s work. I do pray simply we all have enough sleep!
Psalm 127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; For so He gives His beloved sleep.
Dear God, help all eczema families to have enough sleep. We need it and our growing children need it. I also pray that we can trust You, instead of trying to labor through the night to do more work.
Keep a Day’s Work to the Day