Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival (Google eBook)
When it comes to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression, everything you believe is a lie.
With research gleaned from the National Institutes of Health, T.S. Wiley and Bent Formby deliver staggering findings: Americans really are sick from being tired. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression are rising in our population. We're literally dying for a good night's sleep.
Our lifestyle wasn't always this way. It began with the invention of the lightbulb.
When we don't get enough sleep in sync with seasonal light exposure, we fundamentally alter a balance of nature that has been programmed into our physiology since Day One. This delicate biological rhythm rules the hormones and neurotransmitters that determine appetite, fertility, and mental and physical health. When we rely on artificial light to extend our day until 11 PM, midnight, and beyond, we fool our bodies into living in a perpetual state of summer. Anticipating the scarce food supply and forced inactivity of winter, our bodies begin storing fat and slowing metabolism to sustain us through the months of hibernation and hunger that never arrive.
Our own survival instinct, honed over millennia, is now killing us.
Wiley and Formby also reveal:
Lights Out is one wake-up call none of us can afford to miss.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JeremyPreacher - LibraryThing
This book is kind of all over the place. Some neurochemistry, some evolutionary biology, some Gaia theory. I think there's definitely some insight here, and recent research backs up a lot of the ... Read full review
Review: Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and SurvivalUser Review - Georgina Lara - Goodreads
This is a sound premise. I'm actually trying to sleep more but I still need to make some arrangements to make my room completely dark at night. Read full review