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”.
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.