While Caffeine is known to give us a nice jolt to “help” us feel energized during the day its impact on sleep goes deeper and has much larger consequences. Matt Walker, a British scientist and professor of neuroscience and psychology, has over 100 published scientific research studies focusing on the impact of sleep on human health and disease stated in his book “Why We Sleep”.
We currently live in a society where we are constantly ignoring our body’s own signals. Pain is the most alarming and important of them.
Reaching in to hot water as a kid signals to you to take it out and not do it again.
Jumping from a tree and landing hard will hurt, resulting in a memory of the pain and hopefully will make you second guess the height the next time around.
When we have digestive pain. It is usually a sign from our body to not eat that again.
Pain is the greatest teacher we have and the most valuable signal we can experience as a child. The only catch is
In the 1960s something happened that changed the human race forever. It is credited with saving over 1 BILLION humans on the planet. Additionally, it’s the reason why, in 2019, more humans die from conditions related to eating too much food instead of starvation.
This cosmic shift in our species food sources is known as the Modern Agricultural Revolution. It was the first time modern science was ever used to influence what we ate. For the first time ever we saw large supermarkets
WHAT IS SCIATICA?
Sciatica is a term used to describe irritation of the sciatic nerve.
The nerve itself begins in the lower back, formed by several nerve roots as they exit the spine.
Once formed, the sciatic nerve runs just in front of the SI joint, to the buttock & down the back of the leg, eventually branching off into nerves that supply the front & back of the lower leg, ankle, & foot.
UNLIKE ANYTHING THE EARTH HAS EVER SEEN BEFORE
Homo sapiens, the planet’s only species of human has been around for roughly 250,000 years. What’s striking is that you could argue that our environment has changed more in the last 50 than it has in those 250,000.
The Light Bulb was invented in 1880, but it wasn’t until after World War II that it became the mass produced, affordable, ubiquitous light source it is today. Prior to this our days stopped & started with the sun.
A SLEEP LOSS EPIDEMIC
It should be no surprise then, that recently the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a sleep loss epidemic throughout industrialized nations. And it’s no coincidence that countries where sleep time has declined most dramatically over the past century, such as the US, the UK, Japan, and South Korea, and several in western Europe, are also the ones suffering the greatest increase in rates of the chronic diseases and mental disorders.