How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Get?

People close to me know that I average 3 to 4.5 hours max per night and I’ve always felt great on it. Recently I listened to a podcast that shifted my sleep philosophy. Karl from Your Best Life podcast interviewed Dr. Rubin Naiman (a sleep Doctor) and here were my takeaways and the big idea behind it…

  • Our relationship with deep sleep is our relationship with deep self
  • Sleep offers spiritual support
  • Sleep is forgiving
  • Life is lived in the pauses, not the events
  • We are a culture that is addicted to wakefulness (felt like he was speaking directly to me on this one!)
  • Sleep is a vacation of the mind

The Big Idea for me was the question that I recently posted on my Instagram that you see here in this message.

• Can we make rest as important as productivity?


The background is a picture I took that is literally two minutes from my flat here in Paris. It’s a peaceful area that I’m hoping subconsciously anchors me and allows me to listen to my own message.

My goal for the next week is to go to bed early enough that I don’t need an alarm clock to wake up, that I look at rest as a part of my day and not just the end of my day.

Having this new shift around sleep I now have a Desire to invest into my sleep life, knowing with consistent Discipline I may one day get to the Delight of sleep.

The question I have for you is…

What’s the One Thing you are going to do this week to sleep well?

Bonjour from Paris,


P.S. Wish me luck on this one. 🙂

2 thoughts on “How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Get?

  1. I was told by a friend, that her Dr. told her that people need at least 6 hours of being in a restful/sleep horizontal position in order for our adrinal system to work properly. They recommended not even getting up to pee, so drink an hour before bed, pee right before you lay down, and do not sit up or get up for at least 6 hours.

    So glad you are loving France…make sure you make time to travel outside of Paris!!!!!! Before you know it, you’ll be back in the states and wish you had…

  2. This is a great idea! I also teach in Adult Education and this would be great team building exercise. I love the visual and written inirutctsons because you KNOW one person will be building just by looking at the picture and another person will want to read the directions step by step.

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