“We are a supremely arrogant species; we feel we can abandon four billion years of evolution and ignore the fact that we have evolved under a light-dark cycle.”
Scientists from leading universities across the globe such as Oxford， Cambridge， and Harvard report that the importance of sleep is severely underrated by people and governments worldwide. Modern people do not get enough leep， but they do not sleep 1) in accordance with their biological clock. This has the potential to lead to significant health problems， a) debilitations in work performance， and a general lower quality of life.
The onset of many diseases such as cancer， heart disease， diabetes， and obesity is 2) correlated with poor sleeping patterns. Scientists have an abundance of empirical evidence demonstrating the importance of following the body’s biological clock; for instance， experiments have shown that people quickly become pre-diabetic after just several weeks of working night shifts. Furthermore， Dr. Akhilesh Reddy from the University of Cambridge cites a study performed at the University of Oxford， which reveals that women who have worked 30 or more years of night shifts experience twice the risk of breast cancer as compared to those who have never worked a night shift.