We have all experienced it at one point or another. Tossing and turning and a fitful night’s sleep if you happen to get any sleep at all. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one quarter of Americans report not getting enough sleep; almost ten percent experience chronic insomnia or some other sleep disorder. Poor sleep is a public health concern because it has been linked to chronic medical diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety. “While sleep disturbance has long been held to be an important symptom of depression, recent research has indicated that depressive symptoms may decrease once sleep apnea has been effectively treated and sufficient sleep restored” (Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/sleep/index.html, May 10, 2016). Truthfully, what comes first, the mental or medical disturbance or the sleep disturbance, does not really matter. The bigger issue is how lonely it feels to be consistently awake at 3am and unable to rest through the night. If that is you, here is some comfort from the scriptures.