For archive (Updated on February 16, 2019)

Most people spend one third of their lives sleeping.

Some try to sleep 8 hours a day because they are told that the amount of time is necessary to refresh the body and the mind.

Some say that the number of hours of sleep vary with age. Children need to sleep longer. Adults may sleep less.

Some say that the quality of sleep is more important than the quantity of sleep.

Some say the timing of sleep is important. If possible, go to bed at the same time every day, and get up at the same time every morning.

Some could sleep like a log. They can sleep on trains, planes, and beaches.

Some find it hard to fall asleep. Counting sheep or reading books do not help them fall asleep.

Some wake up in the middle of the night and cannot go back to sleep.

Some say sleeping more than 8 hours is benign. Others do not think so.

Research is still being done on sleep disorders.

Some need only a few hours of sleep.

  • One of my uncles slept four hours a night. He took a power nap. He lived up to his 80’s.
  • A friend of mine sleeps four hours a night. He is active at work, church and play competitive ice hockey.

Dr. Nyunt Wai (Victor, SPHS63) wrote :

“Ma Eik Ma Nay Ah Thet Shay”

Editor’s Notes :

Pauk Kyaing was given a set of advice :

  • “Thwar Bar Myar Khayee Yauk”
  • “May Bar Myar Sagar Ya”
  • “Ma Eik Ma Nay Ah Thet Shay”.

Skipping sleep for one night allowed Pauk Kyaing to avert a death threat and become a King.

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