Sleep is an important ingredient to recovery.
The Primary Care Collaborative did an extensive study on the effects of sleep on recovery. In their presentation in May, 2019, they summarized, “One of the symptoms of withdrawal is trouble sleeping. As insufficient sleep is correlated with poor self-control, it’s important for recovering addicts to do what they can to get enough sleep and reduce the chances of a relapse. What’s more, sleep helps the body and mind to recover, and physical and spiritual healing are an important part of the recovery process.”
Jesus seems to agree with the need for rest. He promised, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
It’s easy to ask the obvious questions? Are you watching porn? How’s your fantasy life? Are you looking at inappropriate movies? Do you have any secret texting relationships? But let me leave you with an equally important question.
Are you getting enough rest?
Recovery Step: Make sufficient sleep a cornerstone of your recovery.