Monday, June 01, 2009
Z is for Zzzzs
Sleep is a good thing. We need sleep. We need sleep to aid our metabolisms. We need sleep to restore our bodies. We need sleep to help our brains function. Some researchers say we need sleep to help us loose weight. If only that would take inches off the love handles...oh well. Nightly sleep in the comfort of our very own bed keeps us from falling asleep behind the wheel of a car. It keeps us from biting the head off of our little brother. It keeps us from getting into trouble in the wee hours of the morning by preventing us from going to Waffle House and singing Lady In Red at the top of our lungs. It keeps us from seeing things that aren't really there. It keeps us from saying stupid things in public. Ok, so it's not a sure-fire cure to keep us from saying stupid things in public, but it sure helps. I promise.
For all the ways that sleep is preventative, you've got to admit that it's just plain 'ol therapeutic. At the end of a hard days work, with back aching, mind burnt out, and legs limp and noodly, there's nothing better than collapsing into the comfort of your favorite pillow and your favorite down comforter. Comforter. That does seem to describe it. It's comforting to have a place to lay your weary head. A place to sigh away the cares of the day and rest in the knowledge that though all is not right with the world just yet that it will be...some day.