Why Do We Need to Sleep?

each day a new again

Why do we need to sleep?

One possibility is that regular sleep cycles give us a break from external stimulation. We “upload” information while we’re awake, then “download” or process it during slumber.

Another theory is that sleep gives your brain an opportunity to get rid of waste and fill back up with the glucose it needs for energy.

Some researchers point to the neural pathways and say sleep cycles are a community function that always occurs when neurons work together.

Sleep gives us new life daily

I’ve another theory on sleep — one that probably wouldn’t get much traction in scientific circles:

Even more than the rising and setting of the sun, sleep provides the concept of “One day at a time.” It gives us a chance to wrap up the business of yesterday and make a fresh start every 24 hours.

Sleep keeps us from working or worrying ourselves to death.

Every day, you have the opportunity to chart a new path. You can change the direction of your life, should you choose, anytime you want.

This is the day you’ve been waiting for.

This day.

And when you ‘waste a day,’ you waste the essence of life. You throw away the most valuable stuff in the world — your time.

How to live your dreams

Here’s how William James said we could begin to do the things we want to do most:

  1. Be bold
  2. Begin now
  3. No exceptions

Begin again to do the things you know you should do. Begin again to live the life you have imagined.

Wipe the slate clean. Erase the board. Consider this new day as the line in the sand.

THIS is the day everything changes.

Come on down to the gym. Let’s talk about it.