Good one Nate ,
I also wonder if it was because they had no idea of the power of God yet ?
the power to raise the dead back to life again to His glory and to our shame?
note these disciples /students slept for sorrow and this is when the temptation comes !
the enemy sowed tares while men slept ..
Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
Luk 22:43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
Luk 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly
: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Luk 22:45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow
Luk 22:46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
the more I really read the scriptures the more I see sleeping / and death are one and the same
you dont have to literally die physically to experience these things