Sleep and Rest

Old Spanish monastery in Miami, Florida.  Photo credit:  Capecodprof, Creative Commons Zero. 


sleep and rest

Messages and Essays on Sleep and Rest

God's Plan for Rhythm and Time (ppt)

Developing a Spiritual Rhythm of Life to Cultivate Godly Desires

The section on Christian Spiritual Formation lists Christian resources related to sleep, rest, and healthy rhythm

Helpful Books and Articles on the Importance of Sleep and Rest

Kyla Wahlstrom, Changing Times: Findings From the First Longitudinal Study of Later High School Start Times (NASSP Bulletin, December 2002)

Duke Medicine News and Communications, Poor Sleep More Dangerous for Women (Duke Medicine, Mar 10, 2008)

Judith Shulevitz, The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time (Amazon book, Apr 2011)

Camille Peri, Ten Things to Hate About Sleep Loss (Web MD, Sep 14, 2012)

Maria Popova, Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits vs. Literary Productivity, Visualized (Brain Pickings, Dec 16, 2012)

Hank Green, Sleep: Why We Need It and What Happens Without It (youtube video, Oct 14, 2013)

Alicia Chang, Study: Brains Sweep Out Toxic Junk While We Sleep (Talking Points Memo, Oct 18, 2013)

Tish Harrison Warren, Spiritual Direction: Get More Sleep (InterVarsity, Oct 29, 2013)

Seth Maxon, How Sleep Deprivation Decays the Mind and Body (The Atlantic, Dec 30, 2013)

George Dvorsky, Why We Need to Sleep in Total Darkness (io9 blog, Jan 8, 2014)

Julie Beck, The Town That's Building Life Around Sleep (The Atlantic, Feb 5, 2014)

Michael Hyatt, If You Want to Be More Productive, Get More Sleep (blog, Feb 18, 2014)

Justin Scuiletti, Losing Sleep Can Lead to Brain Damage (PBS, Mar 19, 2014)

Jason Feifer, When Genius Slept (New York Magazine, Jun 8, 2014)

Matt Connolly, Something Bizarre Happens to Your Brain When You Don't Get Enough Sleep (News Mic, Jul 19, 2014)

Cody C. Delistraty, To Work Better, Work Less (The Atlantic, Aug 8, 2014)

Cody C. Delistraty, Let the Body Rest, for the Sake of the Brain (The Atlantic, Oct 23, 2014)

UC Berkeley, Sleep Deficit Linked to Accumulation of Alzheimer's Protein and Memory Loss (Neuroscience News, Jun 1, 2015)

Lydia Ramsey and Jessica Orwig, 12 Science-Backed Habits to Get a Better Night's Sleep (Business Insider, Mar 18, 2016)

Jeff Harder, Is Our Fear of Insomnia What's Actually Keeping Us Up at Night? (Boston Globe, Aug 17, 2016)

Sarah DiGiulio, The Terrifying Way Not Sleeping Enough Actually Changes Your Gut (Huffington Post, Dec 23, 2016)

Catherine Clifford, Olympic Hero Michael Phelps Says the Secret to His Success is One Most People Overlook (CNBC News, Feb 14, 2017)

Jenny Anderson, Economists Quantified What Sleep Deprivation Does to Mother's Pay and Productivity (Quartz, Feb 17, 2017)

Arianna Huffington, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time (Amazon book, Apr 2017)

Andy Coghlan, The Brain Starts to Eat Itself After Chronic Sleep Deprivation (New Scientist, May 23, 2017)

Terry Gross, Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State' (NPR, Oct 16, 2017)

Elizabeth Bruenig, America is Obsessed with the Virtue of Work. What About the Virtue of Rest? (Washington Post, Apr 25, 2018)

Chris Bailey, Why Being Lazy Is Actually Good for You (Time, Aug 28, 2018)

Judith Shulevitz, Why You Never See Your Friends Anymore (The Atlantic, Nov 2019) “Our unpredictable and overburdened schedules are taking a dire toll on American society.”

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