Rest for the Weary provides a word of hope and encouragement — not another round of medical advice.
After being diagnosed with chronic primary insomnia in my early 20’s, I started researching, experimenting, and investing in resources to help improve the quality and quantity of my sleep. I found a lot that didn’t work, and a few things that did. I still struggle with an occasional night of sleeplessness; but thanks to changing my habits, I now get 7-8 hours of sleep most night during the week.
Rest for the Wearyconsiders a biblical perspective of sleep, and presents some ideas to consider regarding your sleeping environment, nightly routines, and snoozing habits.
If you commit to experimenting with these ideas, disciplining your mind and body, and investing in some inexpensive resources — you will soon see the result of better sleep, better energy, and better health overall!
Rest for the Weary: Spiritual & Practical Tips for Better Sleep is a small compilation of the lessons I’ve learned and the practical tips I’ve experimented with over the past few decades of living with primary chronic insomnia. It considers a biblical perspective of sleep and presents some ideas to consider regarding your sleeping environment, nightly routines, and snoozing habits.
Disclaimer: I do not have a medical degree. I have never attended medical school, or studied medicine in any official capacity. I am not a doctor, nurse, or licensed practitioner. However, I do have a healthy dose of common sense. I can evaluate different options and logically pinpoint what is worth trying – and discard whatever is faddish or not worth investing in. And I’ve had a chronic illness long enough that I know a bit about the human body, the natural rhythms and cycles, and what generally helps or hinders with energy and sleep.