Monday, November 16, 2015

Why Our Silicon Valley Lifestyle is Killing Us

In his new book, “Lack of Sufficient SLEEP MATTERS” Roger W. Washington, M.D. Reveals Root Cause of Illness

Santa Clara, CA, November 16, 2015 - The new book, “Lack of Sufficient SLEEP MATTERS: Decode The Root Cause of Your Illness,” by Roger W. Washington, M.D., decodes the root cause of illness he discovered in California’s Silicon Valley, where according to a new report “a toxic cocktail of poor nutrition, sleep deprivation, and stress….is causing an epidemic of advanced aging.”

The lifestyle of coping with stress and responsibility by sleeping less to do more is typical of Silicon Valley workers and is becoming ubiquitous across society. Sleeping less is leading to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart attacks, as well as a host of immune disorders that we do not ordinarily think of as being related to lack of sleep, such as breast cancer, blood clots, infections and rashes. Miscarriage, the premenstrual syndrome, migraines, depression even childhood colic are directly attributable to lack of sleep and what Dr. Washington calls our A.C.C.E.L.E.R.A.T.E.D. lifestyle.

Working as a family physician in Silicon Valley, Dr. Washington sees all these problems and more. In “Lack of Sufficient SLEEP MATTERS,” he takes us into his practice with patient stories showing how he listens with great curiosity about their activities, states of mind, and emotions leading up to when they became ill. He shows us how a crash and burn pattern develops and then startles us with the common threads he found across all sorts of illnesses. When he traces these illnesses back to his patients’ own habit patterns of dealing with life’s pressures by borrowing energy to accelerate their daytime activities, we are floored to find an unpaid sleep debt at the nexus of them all.

In “Lack of Sufficient SLEEP MATTERS: Decode The Root Cause of Your Illness,” Dr. Washington gives readers the tools to understand:

* Why sickness predictably occurs after we slowdown from demanding activities, not during

* How lack of sufficient sleep (LOSS) is the trigger for diseases such as migraines, IBS, PMS, fibromyalgia, and neuropathy

* How the onset of diabetes, which is supposedly genetic and environmental, could be delayed or even prevented with proper sleep patterns

* A simple algebraic equation to predict and prevent becoming ill

* A set of Sick Questions to ask to isolate and pinpoint behaviors that lead to illness

* The type of sleep needed to achieve good health and longevity

About the Author: A Stanford Medical School graduate and Academy of Family Physicians Fellow, Roger W. Washington has answered the question, “Doctor, Why Am I Sick?” for 30 years. In his first book, “Lack of Sufficient SLEEP MATTERS,” Dr. Washington decodes the root cause of illness he discovered in California’s Silicon Valley, where sacrificing sleep is the norm.

To download a free chapter of Dr. Washington’s book, go to For more information, visit the online press kit at and the public site, For interviews contact Executive Publicist Michelle Tennant Nicholson, 828-749-3200,

Michelle Tennant Nicholson
Wasabi Publicity, Inc.
Santa Clara, CA

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