Sleep is more important that most people think. It isn’t a waste of time or dreaded event. It is the time when our bodies repair, restore, recharge, and reconnect (through dreams). Nighttime sleep is the most important sleep, because our bodies were designed to rest at night for a length of time.
The importance of extended nighttime sleep cannot be overstressed. We don’t have to sleep the entire night without waking up in the middle for the sleep to be successful. We can even wake up five, six, seven times! The main thing is to let the sleep atmosphere remain, and the body will do its repairing, restoring, recharging, and reconnecting.
If you have trouble falling asleep or returning to sleep after awakening in the middle, keep your eyes closed and lie in bed quietly. If you need a bathroom break, take it and then return to bed immediately and close your eyes. Your body will continue its important nighttime work. If you turn on a light, look at your phone or computer, watch TV, read a book, or talk, the nighttime work ceases. Even if you sleep later the next day, the interrupted sleep will limit the nighttime work that was meant to be done.
If your work forces you to stay awake at night, aim to have uninterrupted sleep during the day so that your body can do its restorative work. The repair, recharging, and reconnection work might not be as thorough, but some will take place.
Parents of infants and young children often don’t get uninterrupted sleep. For them, making sure to eat well can help the body stay balanced.
Note: This information has be spiritually received.