Most of us do not get enough sleep each night. When people complain to me that they feel tired I often ask them if they are getting the sleep they need. Stop right now and ask yourself, “Am I getting the sleep I need?” The answer may surprise you!


Having a regular routine each night before bed can make a huge difference in how much rest you get! Often as we develop a full-time job, have a family, and become involved in community activities we fall into bed at the end of the day without any type of regimen at all. Having a routine will help us get enough sleep each night.


Coffee and tea are stimulants that will keep you from drifting off to sleep. The best way to prepare for tomorrow is a good night’s sleep. There is an old adage, “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Over the years I have seen this to be true in my own life! In college I always had a full-time job and often late at night I would have a cup of coffee as I studied. I would often doze off in class and always sat way toward the back!


I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer early in life and I often did not sleep well in my local village. One night I was complaining about not sleeping and a local elder said to me, “When you are getting ready for bed take the time to stop each might and say “Thank You” for all the experiences of your day.” Wow! What a difference that made! I began expressing gratitude during the day to those in my village for all the things they did for me. Somehow, over the next year a local school teacher and I established a medical clinic for the village which was selected by Peace Corps as a feature for it’s Five Year Anniversary booklet. Gratitude? What a difference my attitude of gratitude made!


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  1. Your post on the importance of sleep was an eye-opener! As someone constantly trying to balance work, family, and personal life, sleep is often the first thing I compromise. Your detailed exploration of why adequate sleep is crucial and how to improve our sleep patterns is a wake-up call to prioritize rest.

  2. I like the way you have organized this lack of sleep subject into sections with questions that cause the reader to think and reflect on what he is presently experiencing concerning his sleep routine. Are you getting enough sleep? This sentence is an attention getter because many people feel like they do not get enough sleep or rest because they always feel tired. This article provides suggestions to alleviate the problem of lack of sleep with practical steps to take. Were you drawn to this subject because you have problems sleeping? If so, did any of these steps mentioned help you? I can drink coffee and still sleep at night and I can get up and do things in the middle of the night and go right back to sleep. Once in a few years, I may have a night where I am waking off and on and not sleeping well. Usually that is caused by something I am worrying about. But I am glad I do not have the problem of lack of sleep, but if I did, your article would be a great start for help.

    1. Thanks for your comments Delois.  You are very fortunate that you do not have sleep issues.  It amazes me, how many people do!   

  3. The quality of sleep has a significant impact on our daily performance. Not having enough sleep or poor quality sleep greatly reduces a person’s productivity. Having a night routine before going to sleep can have a significant impact on the quality of sleep and even prevent nightmares. If you are as excited as I am to know about this routine and what can be done to improve the quality of sleep, be sure to read this wonderful article.

  4. Great article! It’s so true that many of us don’t prioritize sleep enough. Having a consistent nighttime routine is key to getting the rest we need. I completely agree that coffee and tea should be avoided before bed as they can interfere with sleep. And the power of gratitude cannot be underestimated. Expressing gratitude can have a profound impact on our overall well-being. Your story about establishing a medical clinic through gratitude is truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing this insightful piece!

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