Jacob’s Ladder: SleepApr 19th, 2012 | By Jacob | Category: Editorials
I had been having trouble sleeping since I got out of the hospital in December.
At first, I blamed it on the hospital, since they send nurses in during the night and poke you. Some even would wake me in the middle of the night and give me a chocolate milkshake named Glucerna, because my sugar had dropped way too low. Nurses. Nurses. Nurses. Can’t a man have any peace?
After I got over blaming it on the nurses, I blamed it on a friend who would text me all through the night. I couldn’t really blame it on her, though, could I? My cell phone does have an off button, doesn’t it? The fact is, I was texting her back also.
After the texting between me and my friend came to a halt, I had no one to blame it on. I still could not sleep.
I tried reading. I tried counting sheep. I even tried counting my many blessings but nothing would help me sleep.
I tried melatonin, which had always helped in the past. It did not work. I went to the doctor and she prescribed trazadone. Still, it did not work.
One night, I was playing with my iPod Touch, looking at different apps, when I discovered an app called Bible.is. I downloaded the app, excited that I had something to read the Bible to me during the day.
When I went to bed, I thought, “I’m going to try something.” I put my ear buds in and began listening to the Bible. I left them in all through the night and slept like a baby. The next night, I did the same.
I thank God that I was able to discover this app and there is nothing better than going to sleep hearing the words of God in your ear and then waking up to them each morning.