Recently, Dr. Robin says she heard her friend refer to a good night's sleep as "a short death," explaining that your body and mind shut down each night until you awaken once again in the morning, reborn, renewed and ready to take on another day.
The notion of sleep as "a short death" holds an important message, Dr. Robin says. Sleep is so vital for your health and well-being that if you don't get your "short death" each night, she says you'll begin to crumble, fall apart and deteriorate during the day.
Give yourself the gift of rest or "a short death" every single day so you can live your life to the fullest, Dr. Robin says. "Go to sleep; get a good night's sleep—maybe several good nights of sleep—so that [you] can really come to the table with [your] strength available to [you] emotionally, psychologically, mentally, spiritually and physically."