Saturday, January 23, 2021

The Science of Life - SLEEP


The Science of Life - SLEEP

I have never seen so much importance put on "science" until this Pandemic started.  Now don't get me wrong, I think it's great, but it got me thinking about why "science" is almost ignored when it comes to fetal development and the topic of abortion.

Today is the third post in a series where we study the science of life.  The first post focused on DNA (click HERE to view that post) and the second focused on the Spine (click HERE to view that post). This series will be free of attacks and politicization.  I am going to detail a single part of gestational development in each post in the absolute basic of scientific terms (basic because that is my scientific level).  Which brings me to my disclaimer and details:

1.  I am NOT a doctor and I am NOT giving medical advice or any advice of any kind.  The information below came from my online research.
2.  I will NOT be publishing any comments.  This is an attack free series.
3.  I will be sharing my opinion from my Christian perspective which will appear below the dotted line.  If you do not wish to read my Christian perspective, then simply do NOT scroll past the dotted line - it's that simple.
4.  Sometimes I will include articles that emphasize or enhance the scientific topic of the post.

We will begin by reviewing the stages of sleep (there are 5):

Stages 1 & 2 - these are the lighter stages of sleep.

Stages 3 & 4 - deeper, restful sleep including delta (slow wave) sleep, which decreases as we age

REM - stands for "Rapid Eye Movement" - this stage of sleep is where most of our dreaming occurs (although - dreaming can occur during any sleep).  During this stage, our bodies remain still while our eyes move back and forth (side to side), hence the name.

Babies in the womb spend about 95 percent of their time sleeping.
7th Month  - this is when REM sleep begins.

Circadian Rhythm - is a natural, internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and repeats roughly every 24 hours

Week#26 - the baby is awake and asleep at specific times of the day.

Interesting studies on fetal sleep

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In both the Old & New Testaments of the Bible we see how God used dreams to communicate and show his plans for the future.  Just as an example, this past Advent season we studied how God spoke to Joseph through a dream (click HERE to view that entire post).  There are also other people like Abraham, Jacob, Daniel (and many others throughout Scripture) who were shown the way ahead by God through dreams.  This means that God could be speaking to us through dreams as early as 7 months in the womb!!! - Thereby proving that a "fetus" is a separate human - a unique life!!! 

 "In peace I will lie down and sleep,
    for you alone, Lord,
    make me dwell in safety."
Psalm 4:8

If you have had an abortion in the past and are struggling with that decision today, then please know that God will forgive you!

 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."

"All unrighteousness" covers all sins.  Pray to God, confess your sins to Him and He will forgive you!

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