Sunday, November 13, 2011
Sleeping...Do Not Disturb!! Sunday Tippets, Damsel Style
I recently brought my husband home from open heart surgery. Between work, driving to and from the hospital and actually being over there...well, not much sleep came my way either. When I tried to take a nap in the waiting room during the surgery...well, it was interrupted by a baby crying. So, I said, forget it! It was time to get out the magazines and read while I waited during the 7 hour surgery... But, at least I had something to read! My great neighbors brought me a care package with reading material... : )
After any surgery or serious illness, I believe a good night's rest is crucial in helping the patient recover from whatever landed them in the hospital in the first place! Finally, he is getting the rest that he needs to make it through six week recovery period! He is like the "Energizer Bunny" though...it's hard to get him to rest. In fact, almost impossible. It's like the "man thing" to do...proving that you don't need help and you can do it on your own. "Oh, I am fine!" Well...after the first two days home...a little relapse has taken place...now, someone is finally sleeping and letting those around him take care of things. (Why don't they listen???) Ahhhh....
So, this brings me to my topic of getting a good night sleep ANYTIME!!! Whether you are sick or healthy...There are many advantages of sleep. And a good quanity and quality of sleep can improve our health overall. Now that it is getting colder and heading into winter, those office colds are going to be passed around. You know it! A 2009 study in the journal of Archives of Internal Medicine showed that sleeping more than seven hours a night can reduce the risk of catching the common cold. Now, I know your mother told you that, didn't she??? We've all heard it. And my thought is, that it's quite true. Getting that extra hour or two probably is more important than staying up late at night and finishing that blog post!!! (GUILTY!!) Time management can sometimes cure that evil. Haha. If it takes another night to finish that post...just do it!
Posted by THE RIVER DAMSEL at 4:45 PM