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The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time Paperback – April 4, 2017
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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.
So. Why would I read Arianna's book? Well, basically, because I had a suspicion that there was something in here that would address my strange relationship to sleep. And what did I find?
I've been UNSLEEPING myself to death for over half my life.
Well, that certainly got my attention. And now I get more sleep...I actively drag my unwilling self off to bed MUCH earlier than I have for the last several decades of my life. And yes, it makes a huge difference. I'm still a night owl, and ideally, I get my 9 hours by sleeping in (at least according to my early-bird family members), but this book has (excuse the pun) woken me up as to the devastating long-term damage that can happen through consistent lack of sleep.
And it was even more horrifying to me since I don't fit the pattern of the usual causes of sleep-loss: I don't have a smart phone, am not checking the computer late at night, do not suffer from insomnia or other cannot-fall-asleep situations, and yet, here I was getting far too little sleep.
There were some chapters less - ahem - riveting than others...the ones on our culture of over-work/too much device interaction are relevant for a lot of people, just not for me. The chapters on how the brain uses sleep to chemically function, repair itself and regenerate were my favourites (and the most acutely uncomfortable for me to read, based on my situation).
I never thought this book would tell me how to get to sleep - and it's NOT a HOW-TO SELF-HELP book - but this read certainly got my attention and got me to drag my head to the pillow! Sleep now or die.
Eighteen months ago I visited a Marriott and there was an information card on the bedside table, "Arianna Huffington's 8 tips for a better sleep."
I got more from that ( and did not see this in the book) than her book. I am going to list so you can save your money.
1. Set a cool room temperature.
2. No electronic devices starting 30 minutes before bedtime
3. No caffeine after 2 p.m.
4. Pajamas, nightdresses and even special t-shirts send a sleep-friendly message to your body. If you wear it to the gym, don't wear it to bed.
5 Do some light stretching, deep breathing, yoga or meditation to help your body and your mind transition to sleep.
6. When reading a book, make it a physical book or an e-reader that does not emit blue light.
7. Ease yourself into sleep mode by drinking some caffeine-free tea.
8. Before you turn off the lights, write a list of what you are grateful for.
These have worked for me. And her book put me to sleep too.
My biggest criticism is that some of the conclusions she made are a good idea in theory but in practice most working people can't entirely avoid. I agree that its always best to stay in bed to fend off a cold but that in the world where time off from work is measured most peoples best choice is to go into work pushing meds and tea. Most people would prefer to go home and sleep if they are tired but eating a candy bar helps them complete the task at hand. This sleep revolution certainly doesn't apply to the average person who needs to work for someone else!
In all honestly, it's a so-so book. It did educate me on the importance of sleep, and that prescription sleep aids are a problem, not a solution.
But I didn't get much by way of concrete ways to improve my sleep issues.