RCCG Sunday School TEACHER Manual For July 11, 2021 Lesson 45 : Topic – Sleep Health

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RCCG Sunday School TEACHER Manual For July 11, 2021 Lesson 45 : Topic – Sleep Health

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TOPIC: Sleep Health

RCCG Sunday School HYMN

  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Thy friendship suits me well,
    Both young and old will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee.
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?

OPENING PRAYER: Father, do not let me sleep the sleep of death. Do not let me sleep when I am supposed to be awake.

MEMORY VERSE: “And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.” – Acts 20:9

BIBLE PASSAGE: Proverbs 6:9-11 KJV (RCCG Sunday School TEACHER Manual 11 July 2021)

9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

LESSON INTRODUCTION: Sleep health is a phenomenon that captures the nature of sleep in humans, the associated disorders and remedies. In this context, it is important to have the knowledge of how much or how well we sleep and deal with any lifestyle habits that run contrary to proper sleeping habits. We shall therefore consider the stages and spectrum of sleep as well as some sleep disorders in this study.

TEXT REVIEW: Proverbs 6:9-11.

identify five things that are associated with sleep but which can lead to poverty.
i. _
ii. _
iii. _
iv._
v. __
V. TEACHING METHOD: Lecture method.

LESSON OUTLINES

LESSON OUTLINE 1: STAGES AND SPECTRUM OF SLEEP

A. Teacher should identify the following stages of sleep.
i. Slumbering or dozing. Matt. 25:1-5.
i. Sleep. Prov. 3:24.
ii. Deep sleep. Gen. 2:21-23; Job. 4:13.
iv. Sleep of death or coma. Psalms 13:3; Jer. 51:57.
v. Death. John 11:11-14.

Teacher should allow the students to use their experience (personal, heard or seen) to differentiate among the above-stated stages of sleep.

B. Teacher should enumerate the sleep, spectrum or duration or length of sleep as follows:
i. No sleep. Daniel 6:18.
ii. Moderate sleep. Eccl. 5:12.
ii. Excess sleep. Acts 20:9.

ACTIVITY: Teacher should allow students to discuss how the following factors could determine/influence the sleep spectrum i.e. the amount of sleep required or sleep scale.
i. Age (infant, youth, adult, aged).
ii. Lifestyle or habit. Prov. 19:15.
ii. Love for sleep. Prov. 20:13.

LESSON OUTLINE 2: SLEEP DISORDERS

C. Teacher should identity some sleep disorders as enumerated below:
i. Insomnia – Lack of sleep.
ii. Hypersomnia- Excessive sleep or oversleeping.
ii. Sleep apnea -Temporary cessation of sleep.
iv. Sleep paralysis – Your mind is conscious but you are unable to move your body in the process of waking up.
v. Somnambulism – Sleep-walking.
vi. Somniloquism – Sleep-talking.

Teacher should allow students to discuss how each of the disorders so, could affect the patients. For instance:
i. Insomnia could lead to emotional difficulties, risk of stroke/heart diseases, poor job performances etc.
i. Hypersomnia – poor quality of job.
ii. Sleep apnea/paralysis – health issues.
iv. Sleep-walking – danger of walking into danger
V. Sleep-talking – incoherent utterances, etc.

NOTE: There is no need for class activities again because the two outlines are full of activities. Therefore, those who participated should score full marks for class activities.

SUMMARY: Moderate sleep without disorders is good enough for sound health.

CONCLUSION: Like in every other area of life, sleep should also be in moderation.

EVALUATION: What is sleep spectrum and disorder?

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, heal all your children who are experiencing sleep disorderliness.

ASSIGNMENT: Mention any five things that can happen during sleep (good or bad).

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