This week’s article for Sleep Awareness Week is by the spokesperson for Christian Science in Nigeria, Moji Solanke – email@example.com – and first published in The Guardian.
In a more and more matter-centric world, as the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle and advances in robotics and cloning reveal, there is a subtle belief that less sleep will translate to success. Consequently, medical scientists are finding there is a high incidence of insomnia, cutting across all ages and occupations. Young university students under the unrelenting pressure of examinations and deadlines, complain about sleepless nights. Busy executives talk of sleeping with one eye open, in a bid to stay a few steps ahead of the competition while the other eye is constantly fixed on the bottom line. Even clerics may somewhat piously intone their ability to get by on four hours of sleep since they must stay awake to minister to the unending needs of their congregations and communities.Continue Reading