Sleep

Sleep:

-“Eight hours work, eight hours sleep, and eight hours recreation – Brigham Young” (Susa Young Gates and Leah D. Widtsoe, The Life Story of Brigham Young (1931), 251)(also referenced in Ensign 2003 A Rock-Solid Foundation for Marriage By Brent A. Barlow https://www.lds.org/ensign/2003/06/a-rock-solid-foundation-for-marriage?lang=eng)

-“it is harder for the Spirit to shine in and through our physical bodies when we are dozy and dull from foolishly going to bed at 1:30 A.M. or 2:30 A.M. or later night after night after night (see D&C 88:124).” (By Elder David A. Bednar Area Authority Seventy From a devotional address given at Ricks College on 11 January 2000. Published also in the Ensign, September 2001 see https://www.lds.org/ensign/2001/09/ye-are-the-temple-of-god?lang=eng)

-Cleon Skousen was asked a project by the First Presidency, they knew he had what today is 5 full time jobs; he to complete the assignment had to stay up till 4 or 5 AM some days.

-B.Y. would only get 4 hours of sleep when he was involved in a great project temple work etc. -‘?\

-researchers are now questioning weather it’s bad to have more or less than 8 hours of sleep ( see medical lies article from Ioannidis found by Ann Tracy)

-one BYU News recent study shows students with 7 hours of sleep do better than those who get 9 hours of sleep.

-Holy Ghost be your guild

-Joseph Fielding Smith thought it immoral to be in bed past 6 AM

-Brigham Young said don’t use stimulants to stay awake

-age plays a factor in amount needed

-Julie Preece (BYU councilor) says need 8-10 hours

-Other psychologist at BYU said need 7.5-8 hrs

-Missionaries get 8 hours

-Joseph Worthlin got up early to have 2 hours of gospel study each morning

-Joseph Richardson went on 4 hours average for a season. Says you can do anything you put your mind to.

-Some monks or something get average of 2 or 3 hours for have trained their bodies such

-anatomic clock

-can anatomic clock be trained?

-have goals and go by their completion rather than a clock

-Pres. Kimball would oft. go home after work then go back to work after that to finish things when things were not done

-Julie Preece says stay at work till work done then go home

-Pres. Monson says burn the midnight oil to get good grades

-Professor of Greek at BYU Steven Bay says go off only 5 hours sleep if it means getting your studying in

-a founding father / French revolutionist said those who want to make revolution can only sleep in their grave

-at times Pres. Eyring prays all night

-Jesus rose before others in the morning to go pray

-Jesus and other prophets have gone without food for 40 days and still been able to learn much in that time

-Jesus prayed all night when trying to choose which to call as the 12 Apostles

-Pres. George Albert Smith would rise at 3 am to go help a poor bum not commit suicide

-recent Gen. Conf. Elder Scott said get a reasonable amount of sleep

-recent Gen. Conf. Elder Holland said we must pay for health if not now then later

-nurse Marguerite Richardson said eat healthy no sugars if want power to stay awake longer

-paleo diet people in ancient bible lived much longer than we do .

-Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood involves a renewal of the flesh

-The Holy Ghost quickens and strengthens all things in your body

-we are expected to follow the righteous desires of our hearts and do much good of our own will

-Curt Shattuck says you don’t want less than 6 hours of sleep

-grandpa Harold Morris says with sleep there comes a point of diminishing returns

-Hugh Nibley says to stay up until 2am doing studies, and laments how the lights don’t burn late at BYU, speaks of taking school more seriously

-Elder Maxwell praises Hugh Nibley and hence supports his sleep routine

-Joseph Smith says ware out your lives in bringing hidden things to light

-LDS hymn more holiness give me says ‘more used would I be’

-Joseph Richardson says don’t go to sleep until your homework due the following day is done

-President Packer says when he has a big project to do he goes to bed early and wakes up early to do it so he can be with the Lord

-the scripture says early to bed early to rise and cease to sleep longer than is NEEDFUL.

-varrying circumstances probably varry what should be done

-if you feel bad continually about your current pattern, go get another one.

-we must work out our salvation, and do so until we feel satisfied. Until then, it’s hand to the plow.

-it’s reported that the 12 Apostles work harder than anyone, why should this be? Indeed, they have instructed that we ought not wait for some big calling to come to us to give our all in service

-the Saints are long known for their industry

-use the opportunities only available to an American

-less than 8 hours of sleep can, for a young person, cause them to not retain what they were learning the day prior; (but one may have duties to do, and not need remember everything.)

-having constant headaches could be very bad for the health

-Pres. Kimball went through many health trials, perhaps from wearing himself out, and this shows life is more than meat; that truly there are more important things to accomplish

-do the commandments like caring to the poor despite all.

-Elder Scott very recent Conf. Report 2013? Said that scripture study is more important than sleep

-men are responsible for providing for their family, preaching the gospel, giving their family a nice home, fixing it up, etc.

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