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Sleep Disorders3 min read

Is It Just a Physical Problem?

A woman laying in bed frustrated with her hands covering her face because she is unable to sleep

One night of poor sleep is enough to wake us up exhausted the next morning. And that, unfortunately, is the reality for many people around the world. In the US alone, 50-70 million adults have a sleep disorder. • Insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder, with short term issues reported by about 30% of adults and chronic insomnia by 10%. • 25 Million U.S. adults have obstructive sleep apnea. • Incidence of narcolepsy: 50 per 100,000 people. Source: https://www.sleepassociation.org/about-sleep/sleep-statistics/The rush of everyday life, with few hours to sleep, the use of technological devices at bedtime are some of the factors that contribute to poor-quality sleep and, consequently, sleep disorders. However, these disorders can also be linked to a spiritual problem. In his book Secrets of the Occult, Bishop Macedo talks about the subject:

Usually, when a person is oppressed by the devil, they have nervousness, headaches, and insomnia. Frequent insomnia is one of the greatest evil possession by demonic spirits. The spirits lodged in people’s minds make them not have peace, even at night. The person may be very tired, but sleep does not appear. Spirits are happy to see us tortured by suffering. They like us to be distressed, anguished, while the Bible declares that ‘When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.’ (Proverbs 3:24)

When insomnia is constant and problems and anguish are thoughts that disturb you all night long, it is necessary to seek deliverance, to expel evil once and for all.
Often a person spends sleepless nights because his faith is weakened. Therefore, whatever the torment you are facing, seek the Holy Spirit and awaken your faith in the fight against evil.

If you are spiritually oppressed, you live in distress and sickness, you cannot sleep properly, proclaim right now the end of your suffering. Find the nearest location of The Universal Church and participate in the Friday prayer meetings for spiritual deliverance. You can also seek help by calling our 24-hour helpline: 1.888.332.4141

 

 

 

Ana's story“I Started Hearing Voices and Seeing Shadows”

Ana was born into a well-structured family financially. Her parents worked in an airline, so they could provide their daughter with perks such as travel, private school, nanny and everything a child needs and wants to have at their disposal. However, divorce came and, consequently, problems. Her mother had a new relationship, but the stress and anxiety generated by the rush of everyday life brought her many emotional consequences. With that, she decided to look at religions for the answer to fill the void she felt inside.

Ana was around 10 years old when she accompanied her mother to these spiritual sessions, and there she was told that she needed to evolve spiritually.

I started having nighttime disturbances, hearing voices and seeing shadows. And that was intensifying. The voices inside me said that the only way to solve that was to take my own life.

After two suicide attempts, her mother realized that she needed to seek help.

From then on, my mother looked for various ways to help me: psychiatrists, psychologists, until I was diagnosed with deep depression.

In the meantime, a neighbor knowing what was going on asked Ana’s mother if she could bring in some assistants from the church to pray for her. The mother and daughter accepted the visit.

I remember that when they came, an assistant asked how long I had been without sleep. It had been a long time since I had known what it was like to sleep without medication. He then told me that after that prayer I would go to sleep. He spoke with such certainty that I thought, ‘Let’s see.’ I didn’t take any medicine that day. I felt such great relief and fell asleep.

That same day, that assistant made a commitment to follow up with the young woman and on the second visit, he made another challenge.

He determined that I would never again hear voices or see shadows. And after that prayer, in fact, I never heard voices or saw shadows again.

With so many signs, it was not difficult for Ana to accept the invitation to go to The Universal Church and, from the moment she set foot there, she never left. She says she started to obey the pastor’s instructions as she would obey a medical prescription.

I saw the Word of God as a medicine, and I held on to that opportunity as if it were the only way.


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