Mama Diaries

Monday, November 4, 2013

Why Sleeping Can Kill You

"Mama," my nine-year-old son said.  "Did you know that stress can kill you?"

"Yes," I said. "Everybody knows that."

"Did you know that sleeping can kill you, too?"

"Um, no.  How so?" I asked.

"If you sleep a long time, your arteries will clog up.  Then blood won't be able to get to your brain or heart.  And then you'll have a heart attack or stroke. Which will make you die."

"Oh," I said.  "But if I don't sleep then that will be a stress on my body, which will produce the hormone, cortisol, which will give me a heart attack or brain aneurism, which will make me die."

My son thought about that.  "Yeah."

"So I'm going to die either way," I said.

"Yeah."

I think I'll sleep.  It's the better way to go!



  

42 comments:

  1. So is that why we recite the prayer with our kids....
    "If I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take"?
    Morbid but true.

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    1. He watches way too many science programs!

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  3. I laughed at your last line. Very good.

    On the paper towels? I dunno, never used Viva before today. They are a tighter roll and more fabric like. So far this morning, I'm still using the same one in my bucket (prep bucket for wipe downs).

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    1. Well, I hope you like Viva, because you're going to be using that brand for a very long time!

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  4. Yes, I think sleeping is the better way to go (-:

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  5. spiders can also kill you while you sleep.... just sayin'....

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    1. Great, Dezzy! Now I'm going to lie awake worrying about the spiders, which will create stress, which will produce cortisol, which will give me a heart attack, and then I'll die in bed, not even having the luxury to sleep through it! LOL!

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  6. That's hilarious. You just can't win.

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  7. Seconded! I totally need more sleep, especially after this weekend. I love these little insights the kiddos bring us. =)

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  8. Haha, I'd rather die through sleep than stress, too! (Stress will likely be what gets me in the end, though...)

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  9. Love this. Your son is very clever.

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    1. He certainly comes up with some good ones!

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  10. My brother went to bed one night and didn't wake up in the morning. I think that's a good way to depart this Earth.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Lucky brother! I hope you get lucky, too. But not for a long time!

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  11. I agree- sleep IS the way to go!

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  12. I would choose the sleep too. You got a really smart boy, so getting the sleep probably helps you keep up with his interesting facts. Enjoy the sleep.

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    1. I need a lot of sleep to keep up with his interesting facts!

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  13. He faces reality well. I love the last few lines there, Sherry. So true, might as well sleep.

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  14. "Yes," I said. "Everybody knows that."

    Wouldn't have been perfect if he THEN said, "Well, did you know that some owls aren't wise"?

    Think I'll take a nap now.

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  15. Lol. I'd much rather go in my sleep. I don't think I'd like to know what was happening!

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  17. Did your son learn this in school? I like my sleep. : )

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  18. Thanks for sharing...I enjoyed your response. I like my sleep too :)

    Thank you for visiting and commenting on Susanne's review of my book, Hockey Agony. Much appreciated!

    Best,
    Donna

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  19. Hi Sherry,
    The little one is really intelligent
    He brought this out to you and now to us. LOL
    either way death is definite let us prepare and be ready to receive him at any time.
    Anyways thanks a lot for this little but serious reminder
    Hey Hey, what is your son's name?
    Love to him
    Best Regards
    Phil

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  20. HA!!!!

    What great logic!!!

    ~shoes~

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