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

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RCCG Sunday School STUDENT 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?

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

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.

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.

LESSON OUTLINES

  1. Stages And Spectrum of Sleep
  2. Sleep Disorders

1. STAGES AND SPECTRUM OF SLEEP

Sleep can be in stages. It starts from slumbering or dozing (Matthew 25:1-5). Sleep (Proverbs 3:24), Deep sleep (Genesis 2:21-23; Job 4:13), sleep of death or Coma (Psalm 13:3; Jeremiah 51:57), Death (John 1:11-14).

Physically, the amount of sleep you need varies significantly over the course of your lifetime. It depends on your age and activity-level as well as your general health and lifestyle habits. However, on a sleep spectrum (scale), one can have lack/shortage of sleep (Daniel 6:18), moderate sleep (Ecclesiastes 6:12) or excessive sleep (Acts 20:9). If one does not sleep moderately, it could be as a result of a lifestyle habit (Proverbs 6:9-10;19:15; 20:13) or sleep disorder.

2. SLEEP DISORDERS

Sleep disorder varies. Insomnia’ is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person has the chance to do so. Sleep deprivation occurs when an individual gets less sleep than they need to feel awake and alert. Ongoing lack of sleep can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, emotional difficulties, poor job performance, obesity, risk of heart disease (stroke) and a lowered perception of quality of life.

Oversleeping is called hypersomnia or “long sleeping”. People with hypersomnia might require as many as 10 to 12 hours of sleep per night to feel their best. But Oversleeping has been linked to a host of medical problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and increased risk of death.

Sleep apnea is a temporary cessation of breathing during sleep. It is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea.

Sleep paralysis occurs when your mind is conscious but you are unable to move your body especially when you are in the process of waking up.

Sleep-walking or talking loud while sleeping is another sleep challenge especially in adults. Anyone with sleep challenge should pray, seek professional counsel and change his/her lifestyle habits.

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

QUESTIONS:

  1. What are the stages and spectrum of sleep?
  2. Mention the types of sleep disorders known to you.

FURTHER READING:

Monday: Proverbs 3:24 (KJV)
24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

Tuesday: Psalm 3:5 (KJV)
5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

Wednesday: Psalm 4:8 (KJV)
8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

Thursday: Psalm 127:2 (KJV)
2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

Friday: Proverbs 6:22 (KJV)
22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

Saturday: Mark 4:38 (KJV)
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

Sunday: Acts 12:6 (KJV)
6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

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

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