I suppose I've always known that sleep is important. I learned it the hard way when I hallucinated in college from lack of sleep. I still don't know where I went or what happened because no one can say where I was for those few minutes.
So this sleep thing is obviously a bigger issue than just simply being tired. It effects our health. Diet and exercise are the 2 biggest health factors pushed at us right now, but I dare to say that sleep should be right there with them.
I'm reading: Light's Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival by T. S. Wiley and Bent Formby
Unfortunately, I can't recommend buying the book because it has so many theories stated as facts without proof to back them up. It often says "a recent study showed" but doesn't site the study, so we just have to take the author's word for it. But as a borrowed library book, it's been an interesting read so far. However, I'm only 1/3 through the book, and if I'm completely honest, I'm not likely to read it all the way through. I get the point. We need more sleep and less artificial light while we sleep. It does contain some interesting theories though, linking lack of adequate sleep to obesity, cancers, heart disease, depression, and every other ailment or disease.
Kenneth Stuart, a reviewer on Amazon, summed it up well with his review of the book: "The important information to get out of the book, is that 10 years of research at the National Institute of Health have confirmed that modern man's tendency to go to sleep much later than sunset disrupts the body's natural cycles, and this causes a variety of health problems due to the effects on the critical hormone system of the human body. Levels of melatonin, prolaction, leptin, cortisol, insulin, dopamine and serotonin are all affected."
I'm interested in: The Book of Enoch
It hadn't crossed my mind until recently to consider the ancient writings that did not make the cut when the church leaders were deciding the "official" Bible. I heard many were dismissed because of false teachings, a few questionable verses that may have been changed over time, people writing under false names, or other reasons. Considering Enoch was so close with God that God took him away rather than allowing him to die (Genesis 5:24), I'm interested to read the reason for why Enoch was excluded.
I'm amazed by: this video of Alegria Contortion
Seriously. The things some people can do with their bodies are jaw-dropping.
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