Sleep matters in ways beyond physical and emotional well being. Drowsy drivers kill more people than do drunk and stoned drivers combined.
For me, when I want to write a song or a book I put out to the Universe my topic then go to sleep. I have written hundreds of songs and books between 1-3 AM, awakening with the melody and lyrics, the story line and actual unfolding of the tale - all in tact.
That is not unique to me.
Across many genres, here are few noteworthy creatives who also relied on sleep to unlock their genius ideas:
✓ Dmitri Mendeleev dreamed the Periodic Table of elements.
✓ Paul McCartney’s song “Yesterday” and “Let It Be” both came in dreams
✓ Mary Shelley’s nightmare birthed Frankenstein
And, if you ever read any biographies of Albert Einstein you know he relied on falling asleep with ball bearings in hand to find solutions heretofore unknown.
Shakespeare said, “Sleep per chance to dream.” And yes, a common suggestion to resolve challenges or hurts produced the wisdom, “Sleep on it.”
How much you sleep and how you sleep matters in more ways than you can imagine. Your mental well being, your intelligence, your mood and all your relationships reflect what happens when your head hits the pillow each night.
Ah, and the impact of sleep, or the lack of it, carries far beyond those obvious realms.
Statistics of car crashes, of sports injuries (in professional as well as average person events), of memory loss as well as failure to create new memories (like forgetting where you parked your car at the shopping center), or learning new information - all correlate precisely with sleep.
And if that isn’t getting to you, realize that poor sleep leads to an ever growing overweight and obese population.
Lack of sufficient quality sleep costs billions, that is billions with a “b,” of lost revenue most notably in the United States followed by Japan, Germany, the UK, and Canada.
If you ever need surgery make sure your surgeon got more than 6 hours sleep before cutting you. Medical mistakes account for the third leading cause of death.
You want to know that sleeping pills not only fail to remedy the situation as they interfere with healthy brainwave activity but actually increase the incidence of death as people use them for longer periods of time.
Watch the video to find out - and a whole lot more eye-opening information.
Hmm. Do I mean eye-closing?
This book shares all the details, all the studies - I am talking more than 17,000 documented scientifically validated sleep studies - awakening you to what you never imagined could be caused by poor or insufficient sleep.
The great news is Matthew Walker, Ph. D., one of the recognized authorities on sleep and author of this book, also offers solutions to reverse the current state of sleep on personal, community, and government levels.
If ever you needed to stop hiding from the truth and take action this is the time - for you, your family, your friends, and all humankind.
Start today with this audibook or paperback book..
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Ali Bierman has been a relationship expert most of her life. As a wife of 32 years, mother, psychotherapist, specialized kinesiologist, ordained metaphysical minister, author, teacher, family member and friend, she brings a unique perspective to her work. Change happens instantly in Ali's world. What takes a long time, and maybe never happens for some people, is getting ready to change.
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