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

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

by Arianna Huffington

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

Co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington 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 in this New York Times bestseller.

We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, with profound consequences to our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What we need is nothing short of a sleep revolution: only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives.

In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream. She takes on the sleeping pill industry, and all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can get better and more restorative sleep, and harness its incredible power.

The result is a sweeping, scientifically rigorous, and deeply personal exploration of sleep from all angles, from the history of sleep, to the role of dreams in our lives, to the consequences of sleep deprivation, and the new golden age of sleep science that reveals the vital role sleep plays in our every waking moment and every aspect of our health--from weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer’s.  

In today's fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually-harried and sleep-deprived world, our need for a good night’s sleep is more important--and elusive--than ever. The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on our worldwide sleep crisis and provides a detailed road map to the great sleep awakening that can help transform our lives, our communities, and our world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101904008
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 501,601
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Arianna Huffington, a member of Oprah's SuperSoul 100, is the founder of the health and wellness startup Thrive Global. She is the co-founder and former president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of fifteen books.

In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

She serves on numerous boards, including The Center for Public Integrity, The Committee to Protect Journalists and Uber.

Her 15th book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, on the science, history and mystery of sleep, was published in April 2016 and became an instant New York Times Bestseller.


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Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Introduction 1

Part 1 Wake-Up Call

1 Our Current Sleep Crisis 17

2 The Sleep Industry 46

3 Sleep Throughout History 68

4 The Science of Sleep 93

5 Sleep Disorders 119

6 Dreams 126

Part 2 The Way Forward

7 Mastering Sleep 165

8 Sleeping Together 189

9 What to Do, What Not to Do 197

10 Catnaps, Jet Lag, and Time Zones 225

11 Sleep and the Workplace 236

12 From Hollywood and Washington to Hospitals and Hotels: Discovering the Power of Sleep 248

13 The Sports World's Ultimate Performance Enhancer 259

14 Putting Technology in Its Place (Not on Your Nightstand) 275

Epilogue 282

Appendix A Sleep-Quality Questionnaire 287

Appendix B Guided Meditations to Help You Fall (and Stay) Asleep 290

Appendix C The Hotel Sleep Revolution: Pillow Menus, Quiet Zones, and Beds You'll Want to Take Home 296

Appendix D Going to the Mattresses 305

Acknowledgments 309

Notes 315

Index 377

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The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Svrmomof6 12 months ago
The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time Arianna Huffington My Thoughts: I am a massive insomniac, always have been. I was hoping for some original tips and recommendations but found none. There is a lot of clinical studies referred to but no new information. I'd pass, One Star. Publisher's Synopsis: We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, with profound consequences to our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What we need is nothing short of a sleep revolution: only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives. In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream. She takes on the sleeping pill industry, and all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can get better and more restorative sleep, and harness its incredible power. The result is a sweeping, scientifically rigorous, and deeply personal exploration of sleep from all angles, from the history of sleep, to the role of dreams in our lives, to the consequences of sleep deprivation, and the new golden age of sleep science that reveals the vital role sleep plays in our every waking moment and every aspect of our health--from weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer’s. In today's fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually-harried and sleep-deprived world, our need for a good night’s sleep is more important--and elusive--than ever. The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on our worldwide sleep crisis and provides a detailed road map to the great sleep awakening that can help transform our lives, our communities, and our world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:P lol)) I walk in.