What the Bible Says About Our Sleep Needs

Bible Summary. Sleep needs includes giving God the time to do a work in us. Sleep is a time when God can reach our spiritual being and provide instruction and insight. Beware of sleep needs and remedies that are driven by the false comfort of material things or driven by the apathy of a meaningless existence. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures on sleep needs.

God Put Adam to Sleep to Create Eve

God creates Eve from Adam's Rib
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Sleep Needs Includes Giving God the Time to Do a Work in You.

A good example of God doing a work in someone was when God created Eve out of Adam’s rib. To do this God had to have complete control of Adam so He put Adam to sleep. Then God was able to do a complete work in Adam to create Eve. Genesis 2:21 tells us how God put Adam to sleep in order to create Eve from Adam’s rib.

Genesis 2:21, “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;”

Sleep Needs Include a Time For God to Give You Instructions and Insight.

When we sleep, we are in a spiritual state that is completely separated from the natural world. This is a time when God can reach our spiritual being and provide instruction and insight. Job 33:15 tells us how God can communicate with us when we are asleep.

Job 33:15, “In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;

The Sleep Needs and False Comforts of the Spiritually Dead.

Beware of sleep needs and remedies that are driven by the false comfort of material things or driven by the apathy of a meaningless existence. Without God, whether we be asleep or awake, we lead ourselves from being spiritual dead to eternal death and damnation where we ultimately separate ourselves from God forever. Ephesians 5:14 tells us to awake from our spiritual death and Christ will give us the light.

Ephesians 5:14, “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.”