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 healthfrom 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 importantand elusivethan 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.
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About the Author
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
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
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