Life can be so stressful
sometimes, can't it?

It can throw us challenges like sickness, relationship issues, or work pressure day after day. On top of that, our spiritual enemy is always on the prowl. Satan is known as the Father of Lies, and his goal is to steal, kill, and destroy everything good in our lives. He'll do anything he can to distract us from God's amazing plan for us.

In the busyness of the day, it can be easy to push aside our worries and anxieties, but there's something about the stillness of the night that leaves us more vulnerable to a racing mind.

When life gets overwhelming, having a peace-filled heart and getting a good night's rest can seem evasive or even impossible.

"Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ``What shall we eat?'' or ``What shall we drink?'' or ``What shall we wear?'' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. - Matthew 6:25-34" ― Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

SLEEP HEALS EVERYTHING

"Sleep is God. Go worship."
― Jim Butcher, Death Masks

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"Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world." ― Heraclitus, Fragments.

"The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets."
― Poppy Z. Brite


"I've always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed." ― David Benioff, City of Thieves

"I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me." ― Sylvia Plath , The Collected Poems

"What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams." ― Werner Herzog

"There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep." ― Homer, The Odyssey

"Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world." ― Heraclitus, Fragments

"When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep." ― Ursula K. LeGuin, The Left Hand of Darkness

"If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep." ― Dale Carnegie


"The 'Muse' is a mathematical equation

"Sleep was a country for which he could not obtain a visa." ― Ann Patchett, Bel Canto

"No book worth its salt is meant to put you to sleep,
it's meant to make you jump out of your bed in your
underwear >and run and beat the author's brains out."
― Bohumil Hrabal,
Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age

CodePen - A Pen by Daniel Farsi

People say, 'I'm going to sleep now,'
as if it were nothing

But it's really a bizarre activity.

A beautiful nap this afternoon that put velvet between
my vertebrae." ― Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

"sleep is such a luxury, which i cant afford." ― Robin Sikarwar

'For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I'm going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand. When the sun returns, I will resume my life.' If you didn't know what sleep was, and you had only seen it in a science fiction movie, you would think it was weird and tell all your friends about the movie you'd seen. They had these people, you know? And they would walk around all day and be OK? And then, once a day, usually after dark, they would lie down on these special platforms and become unconscious. They would stop functioning almost completely, except deep in their minds they would have adventures and experiences that were completely impossible in real life. As they lay there, completely vulnerable to their enemies, their only movements were to occasionally shift from one position to another; or, if one of the 'mind adventures' got too real, they would sit up and scream and be glad they weren't unconscious anymore. Then they would drink a lot of coffee.' So, next time you see someone sleeping, make believe you're in a science fiction movie. And whisper, 'The creature is regenerating itself." ― George Carlin, Brain Droppings

"The Waking

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go. We think by feeling. What is there to know? I hear my being dance from ear to ear. I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. Of those so close beside me, which are you? God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there, And learn by going where I have to go. Light takes the Tree; but who can tell us how? The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair; I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. Great Nature has another thing to do To you and me, so take the lively air, And, lovely, learn by going where to go. This shaking keeps me steady. I should know. What falls away is always. And is near. I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I learn by going where I have to go." ― Theodore Roethke, The Collected Poems

"A while later, I lingered in the hinterlands of sleep. Sometimes I think there is more rest in that place between wakefulness and sleep than there is in true sleep. The mind walks in the twilight of both states, and finds the truths that are hidden alike by daylight and dreams. Things we are not ready to know abide in that place, awaiting that unguarded frame of mind." ― Robin Hobb, Fool's Errand

"It's in the morning, for most of us. It's that time, those few seconds when we're coming out of sleep but we're not really awake yet. For those few seconds we're something more primitive than what we are about to become. We have just slept the sleep of our most distant ancestors, and something of them and their world still clings to us. For those few moments we are unformed, uncivilized. We are not the people we know as ourselves, but creatures more in tune with a tree than a keyboard. We are untitled, unnamed, natural, suspended between was and will be, the tadpole before the frog, the worm before the butterfly. We are for a few brief moments, anything and everything we could be. And then...and then -- ah -- we open our eyes and the day is before us and ... we become ourselves." ― Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

To sleep and being able to. Rare To sleep and deserve it. Rarer.

For me, it's always a little sad getting out of bed. Every morning after I get up, I always gaze longingly at my bed and lament, 'You were wonderful last night. I didn't want it to end. I can't wait to see you again." ― Jim Gaffigan.

"Precious is sleep, better to be of stone,

while the oppression and the shame still last; not seeing and not hearing, I am blest; so do not wake me, hush! keep your voice down." ― Michelangelo Buonarroti, Complete Poems and Selected Letters

"Sleep is a daily reminder from God that we are not God. Once a day God sends us to bed like patients with a sickness. The sickness is a chronic tendency to think we are in control and that our work is indispensable. To cure us of this disease God turns us into helpless sacks of sand once a day."
― John Piper

"Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life." ― Virginia Wolfe

"People who are contented and serene sleep well. They fall asleep easily, stay asleep, and wake refreshed. Conversely, people who are anxious, stressed, or depressed do not sleep well, and chronic insomnia is strongly associated with mood disorders. These are clear correlations, but what is cause and what is effect is not clear. Most experts agree that sleep and mood are closely related, that healthy sleep can enhance emotional well-being, while insufficient quantity or quality of sleep can adversely affect it." ― Andrew Weil, Spontaneous Healing.

"Lulled by stupefying illusions, the world is asleep in the cradle of infancy, dreaming away the hours." ― Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

"I would like to sing someone to sleep, to sit beside someone and be there. I would like to rock you and sing softly and go with you to and from sleep. I would like to be the one in the house who knew: The night was cold. And I would like to listen in and listen out into you, into the world, into the woods. The clocks shout to one another striking, and one sees to the bottom of time. And down below one last, strange man walks by and rouses a strange dog. And after that comes silence. I have laid my eyes upon you wide; and they hold you gently and let you go when something stirs in the dark." ― Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book of Images

"Maintaining one's health in today's toxic rich environment requires proper rest, hydration, an abundant intake of nutrients, and regular internal cleansing practices" ― Gary Hopkins

"IV REVEILLE

Wake: the silver dusk returning Up the beach of darkness brims, And the ship of sunrise burning Strands upon the eastern rims. Wake: the vaulted shadow shaatters, Trampled to the floor it spanned, And the tent of night in tatters Straws the sky-pavilioned land. Up, lad, up, 'tis late for lying: Hear the drums of morning play; Hark, the empty highways crying "Who'll beyond the hills away?" Towns and countries woo together, Forelands beacon, belfries call; Never lad that trod on leather Lived to feast his heart with all. Up, lad: thews that lie and cumber Sunlit pallets never thrive; Morns abed and daylight slumber Were not meant for man alive. Clay lies still, but blood's a rover; Breath's a ware that will not keep Up, lad: when the journey's over There'll be time enough to sleep." ― A. E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad

"I slept for over a full day, as you know, but I won't say I rested." ― Daniel Woodrell, Tomato Red