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Is Rest Important To You?

Sleep and Rest

· Encouragement

All the parts of the human body work together, although each one has its special job.

The stomach needs its time to rest between meals. The other body parts require rest, too. They usually get this while we are asleep. We must not neglect our bodies and fail to get enough rest, or our bodies will soon get worn out and start short circuiting.

Sometimes, when people are not healthy, they struggle to sleep well at night.

There are a number of small things that can be done to promote sleep. A warm bath before heading to bed, followed by a little massage, especially along the spine, often will, help by relaxing the nerves and muscles and create a good atmosphere for good results. A hot foot bath, which draws the blood away from the brain, frequently has been found beneficial. A glass of warm milk, has often been said to have the same effect.

If the sleeplessness is a result of indigestion, an improved diet will bring relief.

Sleeping on a hard bed without any pillow sometimes brings success. It's important to have plenty of fresh air in the room.

Prayer is key.

Keep the mind free from the cares of the day. If they intrude, wack-a-mole them down by repeating scripture and praying. King David said, "On my bed, I remember you."

Drop in some deep and relaxed breathing exercises. Many people use these to slow down their heart and relax the muscles. I would never take any sleeping powders or tablets except in a clinical situation such as after an injury while lying in a hospital bed. They usually contain drugs that can end up injuring the heart - and you have that whole addiction problem, even with over the counter stuff.

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You will find that a number of people are generally nervous people. That means they tend to have little control of their nerves, but let the nerves (anxieties) rule. Sometimes this is shown in heart palpitations, headaches, backaches, and many other disorders. There may be a tendency to cry at trivial things, or a feeling of having "the blues." The cause usually can be found in uncongenial surroundings or occupation, loss of friends, or real or imagined troubles. Whatever the cause, it should be removed, cast down, if possible, and measures taken to restore the worn out nerves that are crying for rest or food. Herbal teas can help, so does nourishing food, such as eggs and milk Remember that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but power, love and a sound mind. That's not to beat up on yourself for feeling anxiety. It's just that God wants you to have rest.

That's why He gave a day for just that - Sabbath (Shabbat).

Have a happy and peaceful Shabbat.

How do you rest? What is the best tip you can give for calming down and sleeping.