Maybe it's because I drink too much coffee or stay up too late, but I'm starting to think I should do a sleep study to check whether I have sleep apnea.
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Would the remedy be worse than the disease if I discovered I had this sleep disorder?
A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine is used to treat sleep apnea patients. Based on my study and stories, the CPAP mask and hose resembles Darth Vader's or an F-16 fighter pilot's breathing apparatus. It's also about as inconvenient to wear.
Learning to use a CPAP machine may appear to be more hassle than it is worth at first. Learning to walk with Christ can be challenging as well.
However, learning to walk in the Holy Spirit's power is the only way to truly live the Christian life.
This procedure has been dubbed “cru” by Cru “Spiritual breathing” is a metaphor for keeping brief accounts with God (confession) while remaining strengthened by the Holy Spirit. Sin that isn't confessed is akin to sleep apnea. The term “The word “apnea” implies “breathless.” A guy with sleep apnea stopped breathing more than 80 times during the night, according to one account.
Our relationship with Christ might become listless and lifeless as a result of unconfessed sin, just as God desires for us to sleep well. He desires for us to maintain spiritual breathing as a means of communication with Him. The steps of spiritual breathing and keeping in tune with the Spirit are outlined below.
1) Exhaling, also known as confession.
- I'm agreeing with God on how He will deal with my sin. In 1 John 1:9, He promises that despite our sins, He will forgive us and cleanse us completely.
2) Inhaling and utilizing the power of the Holy Spirit.
- I'm putting my faith in God's Spirit to strengthen me. It's wonderful how God instructs me when I maintain this contact with Him. It's about trusting Him and giving up my will to Him. “Be filled with the Spirit,” Ephesians 5:18 says, and “let the Spirit to influence you.”
The Holy Spirit is always with us as Christians. So, rather of asking God to fill us with His Spirit, we should ask Him to fill us with His Spirit.
Even if I don't feel any better after my prayer, I may praise Him for strengthening me because of 1 John 5:14, 15: “This is our assurance before Him: if we ask anything according to His will, He will hear us.” And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we can be assured that we have received the answers to our prayers.”
But, just like learning to use a CPAP machine to treat sleep apnea, staying connected to God via confession and being enabled by the Spirit will help us overcome our sin problem.
What is the meaning of spiritual sleep?
We witness a scenario of two women battling over who owns a living kid in 1 Kings Chapter 3. One of them had carelessly lain on her infant, and the child perished as a result.
While she was fast asleep, she awoke and traded her dead child for her neighbor's living baby after realizing her error.
This story demonstrates that the devil and his henchmen gain entrance to our treasure box through our spiritual slumber. The state of spiritual slumber occurs when a believer is weak, tired, and worn out.
Kundalini breathing technique and mantra exercise
The way we fall asleep is the first step toward restorative sleep. I'm a hyperactive woman who has a hard time falling asleep. I believe that falling asleep properly is the key to getting a good night's sleep.
From my book Miracles Now, here are two simple activities that will help you sleep better.
Kundalini breathing technique to fall asleep and stay asleep
Use this Kundalini breathing method to fall asleep faster and sleep better if you have difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep through the night.
Step 2: Take a U-shaped breath in: As if you were holding a quarter between your lips, pucker your lips. Inhale deeply through your mouth.
For one minute, repeat this breathing pattern. Inhale through your mouth and exhale through your nose to form a U shape. You'll feel refreshed in no time. Then get some rest!
Kundalini mantra tool for falling asleep faster
Another fantastic Kundalini technique for going asleep quickly. Keep your heels on the bed while breathing deep, long breaths through your nose after you're resting on your back in bed.
Stretch your toes toward your head on the inhale while mentally chanting Sat. Point your toes and mentally chant, Nam, on the exhale. For a total of three minutes, repeat this exercise. You'll be fast asleep in a matter of minutes.
Mantra-based meditation to reduce stress and re-energize
Since 2014, I've been practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM). This is a type of meditation in which you silently recite a certain mantra twice a day for 20 minutes.
TM helps your body to enter a profound level of rest and relaxation, clearing the way for your mind to achieve inner peace. You will feel re-energized and grounded after a TM session.
Transcendental Meditation requires a training program supervised by trained teachers, however there are other types of mantra meditation that might provide immediate advantages. When life gets chaotic, the relaxing benefits of mantra meditation can help you unwind and re-calibrate.
Light bath to recharge your body and mind
It's critical to know how to refresh your energy if you want to live a vibrant life. Bathing in warm sunshine is one of my most effective methods for recharging my batteries.
This visualization method is contained in my book Miracles Now. The following is how it works:
Find a peaceful spot in your house, the sauna at your gym, or even your office (with the door locked).
Imagine a torrent of light pouring over your body as you lie down on the floor. Inhale and exhale deeply through your nose. Allow yourself to sink deeper and deeper into the floor while you breathe. Continue to visualize this relaxing, cleaning, and renewing waterfall of light washing over you.
You may notice that your body starts to vibrate and tickle. This is simply an indication that your energy is recalibrating with that of the Universe.
Keep in mind that we are simply energy surrounded by additional energy. Quantum physics claims that when you look closely at the structure of an atom, you'll notice that it's entirely made up of energy waves. Even as we sleep, our bodies are made up of atoms that are constantly emitting and absorbing light and energy.
When you consider that the human body is formed entirely of energy, you can realize how draining it is to be worried and overloaded.
Consider your body to be a battery that may be charged with positive energy. We begin to resonate with the enormous forces that surround us when we settle down and center our energy. Give your body a one-minute gentle bath to help your battery recharge.
Shabad Kriya Kundalini meditation
Shabad Kriya is a Kundalini meditation that is beneficial to practice before bedtime, although it can also be used at other times of the day. It can also aid in the recovery of jet lag.
Your nerves will renew and your sleep will be incredibly deep and comfortable if you perform Shabad Kriya on a regular basis.
Sit comfortably with your spine straight and your hands in mudra (hand position). Place your palms up in your lap. Place your right hand on top of your left. Your thumbs are pressed together and pointing forward.
Inhale in four strokes (4 equal parts) while silently repeating the mantra Saa Taa Naa Maa. Hold your breath for a total of 16 beats while repeating the mantra four times. Then exhale in two equal strokes, repeating the mantra Wahe Guru in your mind. (The word “Wahe” is pronounced “Wa-hay.”)
You can start with 1 or 2 minutes and work your way up to 11 minutes. The maximum amount of time is 62 minutes.
Plenty of time to digest before bed
If you have stomach problems, avoid sleeping within three hours of eating. This time is necessary for you to thoroughly digest your meal.
You shouldn't even lie down after eating to avoid stressing your esophageal sphincter. Rather, sit up straight or take a brief walk.
If you have reflux or heartburn, it's critical to eat dinner early and digest completely before going to bed. You'll have better sleep and dreams, and you'll feel more rested when you wake up.
How do I wake up spiritually?
Be aware of and deliberate about what you believe. Recognize the energy you're putting out into not simply your world, but the globe at large. Also, be truthful. Are your beliefs assisting you in your spiritual development? A spiritual awakening frequently necessitates the renunciation of long-held beliefs. But here's the thing about waking up: you have to realize you've been asleep first.
What happens when you have a spiritual awakening?
As Kaiser argues, this is the start of your spiritual journey, as you begin to doubt everything you previously believed. You begin to purge certain aspects of your life (habits, relationships, and outdated belief systems) in order to make room for new, more meaningful experiences. You may sense that something is lacking, but you aren't sure what it is. It's common to feel disoriented, confused, and down during this time.
How can you tell if God is trying to tell you something?
God was preparing me, though I didn't realize it at the time, for a massive outpouring of His love. And if He hadn't gained my attention first, I wouldn't have known how to respond.
Don't dismiss God's sign when repeated messages attract your attention. Dig in, learn as much as you can, and absorb everything you can. If you don't, you might miss out on whatever He's trying to give you. Even if it doesn't happen right away.
Your buddies are another evident indicator that God is attempting to attract your attention.
Don't dismiss what a few excellent people are saying you just because it's not what you want to hear just because it's not what you want to hear. Yes, the truth is difficult to accept. However, it is always preferable to see something than to be blind. It's also possible that it'll be a
What the Bible says about spiritual rest?
And God blessed and declared the seventh day holy, since it was the day when He took a break from all of His creation activity.
Keep the Sabbath holy by remembering to keep it holy. Every week, you have six days off for regular labor, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God.
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O LORD, have made me to dwell in safety.
He brings me beside still waters and makes me lie down in green pastures. For the sake of His name, He restores my soul and leads me down the ways of righteousness.
My soul finds rest only in God; he is the source of my salvation. He is my salvation and my rock; he is my fortress, and I will never be shaken.
My flesh and heart may fail, but God is my heart's strength and my everlasting portion.
Whoever stays in the Most High's shelter will slumber in the Almighty's shadow.
Those who build the house will work in vain unless the Lord builds it. The guard keeps watch in vain unless the Lord guards the city. You wake early and go late to sleep, eating the bread of anxious toil; because he provides sleep to his beloved.
Keep wisdom and understanding in your sights, as well as sound judgment and prudence; they will be life for you, as well as a necklace to adorn your neck. Then you can continue on your journey without fear of stumbling. You will not be afraid when you lie down; your sleep will be beautiful when you lie down.
The fear of the LORD brings life, allowing one to sleep well, free of evil.
He gives the weak more power and gives vigor to the tired. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who put their trust in the LORD will be strengthened. They will fly like eagles; they will run and not tire, and they will walk without fainting.
“Stand by the roads and look, and inquire for the ancient routes, where the right way is; and walk in it, and your souls will find peace,” says the LORD.
What are the 7 types of rest?
Physical, cerebral, emotional, spiritual, social, sensory, and creative rest are the seven types of rest that you require. To assist lessen the rest deficit, each one demands different activities.
What is the rest of God?
We rest from our labour when we enter God's rest, just as God did from His. We take a break from attempting to earn our way to paradise, which is exhausting, pointless, and unpleasant work. We take a break from the constant effort to prove our righteousness before God.