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The Sleep Revolution : Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
by Arianna Huffington


Overview - We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, writes Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post . And this has profound consequences on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness.  Read more...

 
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Overview

We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, writes Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post. And this has profound consequences on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What is needed, she boldly asserts, is nothing short of a sleep revolution. Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives.
In her bestsellerThrive, Arianna wrote aboutour need to redefine success through well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving.Her discussion of the importance of sleep as a gateway to this more fulfilling way of livingstruck such a powerful chord that she realized themystery andtransformativepower of sleep called for a fuller investigation.
The result is a sweeping, scientifically rigorous, and deeply personal exploration of sleep from all angles, fromthe history of sleep, to the role of dreams in our lives, to the consequences of sleep deprivation, andthe newgolden age of sleep science that is revealingthe vital role sleep plays inour every waking moment andevery aspect of our health fromweight gain, diabetes, and heart disease to cancerand Alzheimer s.
InThe Sleep Revolution, Arianna shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted compromises our health and our decision-making and undermines our work lives, our personal lives --and even our sex lives.She explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream.She takes on the dangerous sleeping pill industry, and all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. She alsooffers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can get better and more restorative sleep, and harness its incredible power.
In today's fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually-harriedand sleep-deprived world, our need for a good night s sleep is more important and elusive -- than ever.The Sleep Revolutionboth sounds the alarm on our worldwide sleep crisis and provides a detailed road map to the great sleep awakening that can helptransform our lives, our communities, and our world."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781101904008
  • ISBN-10: 1101904003
  • Publisher: Harmony
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 400

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-03-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

Prompted by a frightening personal experience with exhaustion, Huffington Post founder Huffington (Thrive) synthesizes a vast array of sleep research and provides tips on maximizing sleep time in an increasingly deprived global culture. Noting that this deprivation is often “glamorized and celebrated” among go-getters, Huffington cites figures indicating that sleep-deprived people are less productive at work. She also lists health risks, including heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and obesity, as well as cognitive impairment on par with alcohol consumption. Huffington goes on to explore the history of sleep, from the ancient world to the Industrial Revolution, when sleep began to suffer. For science, she discusses circadian rhythms, sleep stages, and sleep disorders and their treatments. Tips on achieving better sleep habits are presented for different age groups, with parents encouraged to rethink how they approach putting their children to bed, and students to place more emphasis on sleep for a higher GPA. Much advice is familiar—put aside the electronic devices, exercise more, and meditate—but some is less so, including suggestions on how to use the latest sleep-tracking devices and sleep-optimizing hotels. Huffington proves herself a powerful advocate for those suffering from what she identifies as the current “sleep crisis.” Agent: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, WME. (Apr.)

 
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