West and Wewaxation
I am an excellent sleeper. I have very few nights with long sleepless periods. I usually fall asleep without much trouble. Unless my stomach is full of late food, once I get started, I pretty much go straight through. At least that's my impression.
But Rest is more difficult. I get fidgety when I'm doing nothing, and things come to mind that I could be doing. So if I really want to read for a stretch, then I need a notepad near at hand, so I can write down the intrusive mind-wandering ideas and get rid of them. Noisy, jumpy, jittery thoughts. You can dope them by watching TV, but I suspect that prevents the processing they really require. I keep telling myself that I need to do more walking.
When I walk to work, it takes about an hour. During which time, I cannot check my email or run get a snack. I can argue with non-present people and set them straight. I can think about problems and sometimes have an idea. I can sing all nine Psalms I know by heart, and confess whatever sins are nagging me the most.
Down time. Rest. We need it. We don't make room for it. We pay.
Them's the facts. Ignore and see what it costs you.