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THE FOUNDATION FOR A GOOD HEALTH: BOOK REVIEW OF “WHY WE SLEEP” BY MATTHEW WALKER
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THE FOUNDATION FOR A GOOD HEALTH: BOOK REVIEW OF “WHY WE SLEEP” BY MATTHEW WALKER

The human mind is simultaneously perplexing and profoundly amazing. We have a huge potential for creativeness and intelligence, however, our level of ignorance is equally shocking and mindboggling. In recent times, just like the famous example of a frog that would stay in the water even when the temperature in the water is slowly reaching boiling point; we have gradually adapted to the demands of modern life by sleeping less. We have ignorantly considered this to be the norm. Just like the frog, we continue to damage our health, without any adequate reasoning or response. Matthew Walker, the author of Why We Sleep (Allen Lane, 2017) has attributed this adaptation to the invention of electricity which has enabled us to forgo traditional sleeping time of dusk till dawn. As a result of this ...