Getting adequate sleep has been clinically proven to offer myriad health benefits, including improved memory, sharpened attention, inflammation reduction, heightened creativity, healthier skin and strengthened immune system, to name a few.
But let’s not overlook the bigger and more human significance of that glorious moment when we first lay our heads down at the end of a long day.
My friend who suffers from severe depression says it best.
My bed is the only place where I don’t have to try.
That’s not an insignificant insight. After all, life can be difficult and exhausting and filled with failure and populated by mean people who tell you that you’re ugly and not enough. And sometimes it feels impossible to allow our minds to let go of themselves.
But our bed is our home. It’s safe and warm and relaxing. It’s the cheapest form of overnight therapy available. And it’s one of the few places in this world that always makes us feel truly accepted.
In the history of mankind, no bed has ever laughed at us for making a mistake, or judged us for farting, or given us a weird look for wearing our ridiculous superhero pajamas.
Our bed is thoughtful. It’s always there when we need it, and it’s always willing to cuddle for however long we want.
In fact, most people would agree that eight hours of sleep is better than eight hours of anything else.
The point is, in a world where we’re constantly hovering in a purgatory between ecstasy and exhaustion, everyone should have at least one place in their life where they don’t have to try.
Where they can let go and let the world take them where it will.
The good news is, it doesn’t have to be your bed, it just has to be yours.
Home isn’t where you sleep, it’s where you’re understood.
And nobody understands you like your pillow.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
What is the only place in your life where you don’t have to try?
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That Guy with the Nametag
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