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The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time Hardcover – April 5, 2016
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--Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In
"Arianna Huffington is one of our leading authorities on the life well-lived. In this passionate, deeply researched book, she reveals everything you need to know about the magic elixir of sleep: from how to get enough, to why it matters. I dare you to read this book and carry on depriving your body (and soul) of the nightly nourishment it so desperately needs."
-- Susan Cain, co-founder of Quiet Revolution and author of Quiet
“In this very thorough and highly readable book, Arianna Huffington explains the history, nature, and science of the sleep problem: why so many people today do not sleep well. And she gives us solutions in the form of evidence-based advice about what to do and what not to do to enjoy the restorative sleep we need. I recommend The Sleep Revolution highly.”
-- Andrew Weil, MD, author of Fast Food, Good Food
“Arianna Huffington has written a book of profound importance. From time to time we'll all find sleep comes hard. For many, it is a constant struggle. Taking Arianna's wise advice to rebuild your relationship with sleep— to befriend rather than struggle with it— will transform your life, putting you back in touch with your more compassionate and intelligent self.”
--Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford and Co-author of The Mindful Way Workbook
“The message of Arianna Huffington’s compelling book won me over: You can be your own Prince Charming. You can empower yourself with knowledge— knowledge in this book— to wake yourself up. And then, use that knowledge to put yourself, every night, into a sleep that is healthy and restorative!”
--Sherry Turkle, Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, MIT and author of Reclaiming Conversation
"Is inadequate sleep the new smoking? Ms. Huffington tackles the issue of our deteriorating sleep hygiene and its serious health and performance consequences in a comprehensive, engaging, and accessible book. A must read for everyone burning the candle on both ends.”
--Gene Block, Chancellor of UCLA, and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
“Science and experience proves it: the foundation of a happy, healthy, energetic, and productive life is a good night’s rest—yet for many of us, it’s hard to turn out the light and turn off our brains. The Sleep Revolution is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to build the crucial habit of sleep.”
-- Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project
“Propelled by cutting-edge science and brimming with wisdom and wit, The Sleep Revolution is the single best book about sleep in years. An extraordinary achievement.”
-- A. Roger Ekirch, author of At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past
“In her new book, The Sleep Revolution, Arianna Huffington draws on a remarkable breadth and depth of science, literature, spirituality, and story to remind us that sleep is not just a restorative, but a threshold to the resources of life that wait below our noise. By looking honestly into her own journey, Arianna uncovers important markers in the human journey through detailed research, knit together in a way that broadens our foundation. The chapters ‘Sleep Throughout History’ and ‘Dreams’ are, by themselves, an invaluable contribution to our modern consciousness. The Sleep Revolution unravels the tense threads we tangle ourselves in, giving us a chance to re-engage the forces that sustain us. This book won’t just help you sleep better; it will enliven you while you’re awake.”
—Mark Nepo, author of Inside the Miracle, The One Life We’re Given, and The Book of Awakening
“Count on Arianna Huffington to write a book on sleep that kept me up at night. The Sleep Revolution is invaluable, interesting, and ultimately necessary for us all. It explains why we are so tired and how that has to change. Here is the science, history, and culture of the role that sleep plays in our lives —and the role that it should really play.”
—Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, Surgeon, Researcher, and Author of Being Mortal
“A lucid, compelling, and rational narrative on the importance of sleep to our mental, emotional and physical health. In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna Huffington exposes the dangers of our modern-day attitude towards sleep and advocates for a renewed emphasis on the importance of sleep to our well-being. It is nothing short of a call to arms for policy makers, CEOs, parents, educators, hospital administrators, and coaches to confront the fact that insufficient sleep is a modern-day health crisis.”
--Patrick Fuller, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Deaconess Medical Center
"This is one of those books that, if you don’t read, when you’re dead you’re really going to wish you had. I never thought I would have needed a self-help book for sleep, but I did! Sleep is everything – that’s my takeaway, and so you better know how to do it."
-- Bill Maher
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.
Top Customer Reviews
There is no filtering in a sense of the quality of studies and science that are referred to in the book. A lot of the author's claimed problems with our modern daily lives that prevent us from sleeping will probably just make you end up more paranoid about losing sleep and as a result have a harder time sleeping.
I recommend instead - say goodnight to insomnia by gregg jacobs. An author experienced in the subject and providing higher quality content in less words. Helped change my sleeping habits significantly.
What's interesting is how celebrities, athletes and top executives increasingly view good sleep as a competitive advantage in their field. I was surprised to learn, for example, that sports teams increasingly hire sleep coaches to ensure that athletes sleep well. Teams like the Seattle Seahawks. Tom Brady goes to bed at 8:30 so he can think clearly. Google's Eric Schmidt targets 8.5 hours of sleep every night.
I read the book in one afternoon. It is well researched and supported by hundreds of references. Considering how much time we spend sleeping, this books is a high ROI investment.
Update: I reread the book and followed some of the reference material. I wish there was greater discussion on the topic of accumulated sleep debt. How much sleep debt can I accumulate? What's the best way to catch up? How long can it take to catch up?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved it. Arianna reminded me of this important nutrient. We all know sleep is good for you but when you actually read and learn about all of this scientific fact it really shocks... Read morePublished 56 minutes ago by Bellaextraña
Thanks, Arianna, for reminding us that as creative human beings we require repose to compose.Published 2 days ago by Jim Lauria
Excellent read. Lots of good science and some new things for me to try.Published 6 days ago by Nancy Friesen
I almost put down this book after the first several chapters, because it went on and on with research statistics and (to me) belabored the point that we all need more sleep. Read morePublished 7 days ago by R Shopper
2 stars: I didn't finish the book. I read it for 3 hours. Enough to realize that the book is heavily padded with research, giving statistics, anecdotes from researchers and... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Peter pum'kin
“The Sleep Revolution” is what you get when a powerful person feels passionate about a subject and writes with an unlimited research assistant budget: a comprehensive roundup of... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Ready Mommy
Very interesting book, it does provide information about how we as humans need more sleep then ever. Our lives revolve around our phones, computers we all need more down time..Published 13 days ago by kathy