What Is Sleep?
While You Were Sleeping
I am often inspired at the most inopportune times. Usually, while most of you are “catching some zzzzz” I am typing them! You see, I am a “night owl.” It must be that music in my blood from too many 3am sets on the road.
I am jazzed (no pun intended) about this month’s topic, “Sleeping Disorders.” I pray, dear reader, that this article awakens the sleeping giant in you and moves you one step closer to reaching your destiny.
Sleep On It?
Sleep is an interesting word because of its diverse definitions. What is sleep? For example, sleep can mean:
- The natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which the powers of the body are restored.
- Death – they slept with their ancestors.
- Sexual activity – she was caught sleeping with a stranger.
As diverse as sleep is as a word, so is our understanding of it as a function.
You see, the other contributors to this magazine never collaborate or discuss their articles with each other before they are submitted. I assume, however, most will cover sleep deprivation, as 50 – 70 million of the American populous say they don’t get enough sleep. Let’s be honest… not getting enough sleep is frustrating and dangerous. So dear reader, I will steer clear of the possibility of redundancy and take you another direction.