How Sleep Deprivation Looks

Sleep, and its capricious companionship has been a sure-fire inspiration for some of my

[S]leep deprivation is an illegal torture method outlawed by the Geneva Convention and international courts, but most of us do it to ourselves. ~Ryan HurdDream Like A Boss, 2014

I don’t sleep well, usually because of

one too many cups of coffee, even decaf;
one too many glasses of water;
not enough exercise during the day;
an unwise after-dinner snack;
staying plugged into my elctronic devices too late; or,
refusing to go to bed at a reasonable time.

I can be my own worst enemy.

But when I do sleep, uninterrupted, whew! I can feel my brain operating.  I believe I can be civil and accommodating . . . at least until my afternoon nap. So, color me, if not looking younger, feeling, or  perhaps giving a good imitation of being, competent.

Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds. ~JoJo Jensen, Dirt Farmer Wisdom, 2002

As I savor this morning’s coffee – for the delight its flavor, and not for its blood-pumping jolt, I thank God – for being on duty and caring for the people whose names come to mind in the middle of a sleepless night.

Sleep, that knits up the ravell’d sleave of care.
The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath,
Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,
Chief nourisher in life’s feast.
Shakespeare: Macbeth, Act II, Scene 2

May you rest well, dear reader, when you rest. (Psalm 4:8)

Thank you for reading — and thank you to Quote Garden and Christians Quoting for the easily accessible  source of pithy and pertinent quotes they provide.

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