Sleeping is an essential part of life, the need to draw a line between needed sleep and laziness is very important.In many circles of women raising young people, it is common to lament over youth sleeping too much.I think for a normal young person sleeping 8 – 9 hours should be enough and keep someone actively engaged thereafter. In fact studies from American Cancer Society showed that sleeping about 5 hours a night is safer than 8 hours.He further defined “safer” as not dying.” From the 1 million study of 1982-88, the 8 hour per night myth was tagged totally wrong and as old information.

In line with this, the Scripture has some warnings on sleeping Prov.20:13 says “Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty;open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with  bread.”Chapter 19:15 also says  “Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.” Similarly, in Prv.6:6, sluggard is counseled to go to the ant and consider her ways so as to be wise. Someone who loves to sleep all day, or too much, will become poor and unable to feed his family. man needs to stay active  for more than one third of the day.

Young people need to note that more sleep do not add value to their life and goals to achieve in life.While sleep is needful, too much of it is useless and unproductive. You have  lots of life to live before you and whatever foundation you lay determines what you get from it after all. Your strength at this period is at its peak. You are young only once. As you grow older, your strength diminishes and limits your performances.

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