It was Valentine’s Day.  A husband came downstairs for breakfast.  Over coffee, his wife informed him of a dream she had in which he gave her a beautiful pearl necklace for Valentines.  So she inquired, “What do you think it means?”  He replied, “You’ll know tonight.”  That evening, the man came home with a small package and gave it to his wife.  Delighted, she excitedly opened it, only to find a book entitled, The Meaning of Dreams.  Let me ask you a question – When you dream, are they usually of things sweet?  (And do you wake in the morning rested?)  Or when you dream, are they usually of things scary?  (And do you awake in the middle of the night terrified?)  Researchers may now have an answer as to why you are more prone to the one or to the other.  According to the Van Winkle Sleep Institute, a lot of it has to do with which side of your body you sleep on (not which side of the bed).  Scientists had some thousands of people take the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (the standard for the industry) to find the top 700 when it came to emotional stability, dream frequency and detailed vividness of dream recall.  And from questionnaires filled out, they discovered that individuals who sleep on their right side almost always have sweet dreams and individuals who sleep on their left side almost always have nightmares (they believe it has something to do with the differences between the right side and the left side of the brain). So the bottom line?  Maybe all you need to do to get rid of those nightmares is to turn over and get  a good night’s sleep.


● The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more … ● There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it … ● I’m so good at sleeping that I can do it with my eyes closed … ● Those who snore always fall asleep first … ● Some people can’t sleep because they have insomnia.  Others can’t sleep because they have internet connection … ● People who say they slept like a baby, probably don’t have one … ● Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative the same night … ● Your eyes water when you yawn because you miss your bed and it makes you sad … ● Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labour … ● A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book … ● Laugh and the world laughs with you.  Snore and you sleep alone … ● Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world, but they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they are born and they start using sleep deprivation to break you … ●  Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong …  ● If people were meant to pop out of bed, we’d all sleep in toasters …  ●  I do five sit-ups every morning. This may not sound like much, but there’s only so many times you can hit the snooze button…  ● Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year olds …  ● Sleep with all of your teddy bears so none of them get offended and feel left out.

Ecclesiastes 5:12 – The sleep of a labouring man is sweet.