“It is pointless that you get up early and stay up late,
eating the bread of hard labor
because God gives sleep to those he loves.” Psalm 127:2, CEB
Many nights I lie awake, most nights. I have prayed, meditated, read books until they fall upon my chest, played calming sounds, left my phone in another room, applied all the wisdom of sleep hygiene, yet still I lie awake.
If you give sleep to those you love, Lord, well…
A home sleep study revealed the problem; since the doctor himself called to share the seriousness of the results, sleep has come even harder.
I stop breathing so many times.
I grew up praying,
“If I should die before I wake…”
Tonight I will lie down in the sleep lab, to discover how technology can help. I am anxious as I read the list sent ahead of time: what to bring, which hair products to avoid, what will happen tonight.
Please, O God, give sleep to one who loves you.