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Sleep | Physically Spiritual S2 E19

Updated: Oct 21, 2021

Does God care about how we sleep? Some saints famously slept very little. Should we imitate them? This episode of Physically Spiritual will explore why we sleep and how a good night of rest can help us be the people God is calling us to be.

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Headings

2:45 Sleep & Asceticism

3:30 My Sleep Story

5:15 Why We Sleep

8:30 Types of Sleep

10:45 Dangers of Not Sleeping Enough

14:45 Should We Fast From Sleep?

17:30 Theology & Sleep

25:00 Tips for Sleep


Notes


Dr. Matthew Walker - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Walker_(scientist)

“Why we Sleep” - https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

“Sleep is Your Superpower” (TED Talk) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MuIMqhT8DM

See 3 Episode Series on The Dive With Dr. Peter Attia - https://peterattiamd.com/matthewwalker1/

Introduction to Sleep - https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Understanding-Sleep


Risks of Not Sleeping Enough - https://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body

“Second Way. The second, as to the manner of sleeping. Here too it is not penance to leave off the superfluous of delicate or soft things, but it is penance when one leaves off from the suitable in the manner: and the more and more, the better—provided that the person does not injure himself and no notable illness follows. Besides, let not anything of the suitable sleep be left off, unless in order to come to the mean, if one has a bad habit of sleeping too much.” St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises, 10th Addition - https://ccel.org/ccel/ignatius/exercises/exercises.xii.x.html
“The Church is born primarily of Christ's total self-giving for our salvation, anticipated in the institution of the Eucharist and fulfilled on the cross. "The origin and growth of the Church are symbolized by the blood and water which flowed from the open side of the crucified Jesus." "For it was from the side of Christ as he slept the sleep of death upon the cross that there came forth the 'wondrous sacrament of the whole Church.'" As Eve was formed from the sleeping Adam's side, so the Church was born from the pierced heart of Christ hanging dead on the cross.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 766. - http://scborromeo.org/ccc/para/766.htm
“the Bible narrative seems to go beyond the dimension of man's subconscious. If we admit, moreover, a significant difference of vocabulary, we can conclude that the man ('adam) falls into that "sleep" in order to wake up " male" and "female." In Genesis 2:23, we come across the distinction 'is-'issah for the first time. Perhaps, therefore, the analogy of sleep indicates here not so much a passing from consciousness to subconsciousness, as a specific return to non-being (sleep contains an element of annihilation of man's conscious existence), that is, to the moment preceding the creation, in order that, through God's creative initiative, solitary "man" may emerge from it again in his double unity as male and female.(3)” St. John Paul II, General Audience, November 7th, 1979 - https://www.piercedhearts.org/jpii/theology_body_audiences/november_7_1979.htm

SLEEP IS A SURRENDER - Antiphon for Canticle at Night Prayer - “Protect us, Lord, as we stay awake; watch over us as we sleep, that awake, we may keep watch with Christ, and asleep, rest in his peace.” - https://divineoffice.org/easter-octave-sat-np2/?date=20210410


The Heroic Minute - https://catholicexchange.com/responding-heroic-minute


Jocko on The Snooze Button - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQJUFR8zEx4


Blue Light Blocking Glasses - https://health.clevelandclinic.org/do-blue-light-blocking-glasses-actually-work/


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