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The sleep revolution : transforming your life, one night at a time /

The sleep revolution : transforming your life, one night at a time /
Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, 1950-
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The editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post and best-selling author of Thrive evaluates the role of sleep as a cultural and historical unifier, the impact of sleep deprivation on health and the science community's recommendations for how to achieve more restorative sleep.
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Control No. 1218710
LCCN 2015039918
ISBN 9781101904008 -- (hardback) : -- $26.00
ISBN 1101904003 -- (hardback)
ISBN 9780804189118 -- (international edition)
Author Huffington Arianna Stassinopoulos 1950
Title The sleep revolution : -- transforming your life, one night at a time / -- Arianna Huffington.
Edition Statement First edition.
Physical Description viii, 392 pages ; -- 22 cm
Series Title Ask Alison recommended
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-375) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Wake-up call. Our current sleep crisis ; The sleep industry ; Sleep throughout history ; The science of sleep ; Sleep disorders ; Dreams -- The way forward. Mastering sleep ; Sleeping together ; What to do, what not to do ; Catnaps, jet lag, and time zones ; Sleep and the workplace ; From Hollywood and Washington to hospitals and hotels : discovering the power of sleep ; The sports world's ultimate performance enhancer ; Putting technology in its place (not on your nightstand) -- Appendix A. Sleep-quality questionnaire -- Appendix B. Guided meditations to help you fall (and stay) asleep -- Appendix C. The hotel sleep revolution : pillow menus, quiet zones, and beds you'll want to take home -- Appendix D. Going to the mattress.
Summary "In her new book, Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Thrive delves into the sleep revolution that is happening all across the world-- a revolution that can transform our lives. Sleep, she writes, is one of humanity's great unifiers, binding us to each other, to our ancestors, to our past, and to the future. Yet we find ourselves in the middle of a crisis of sleep deprivation, with devastating effects on our health, our happiness, our job performance, and our relationships. Only by renewing our relationship with sleep, she writes, can we take control of our lives, live more fully, be more engaged with ourselves and with the world, and more able to meet the inevitable challenges we all face. In Thrive, Arianna Huffington introduced her readers to the importance of sleep as a part of redefining success through well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. The topic struck such a powerful chord, resonating so intensely with her readers and her audiences around the world that she realized the power of sleep needed a full exploration. The result is a sweeping, scientifically rigorous, and deeply personal look at sleep, from its history though the ages and the current crisis of sleep deprivation, to the mysteries of dreams and the golden age of sleep science that is revealing all the ways sleep plays a vital role in our health, happiness, well-being, and productivity. In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna identifies the many ways our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted undermines our health and our decision-making, and ravages our relationships, our work lives, and even our sex lives. She takes on sleep from every angle, exploring the latest science on sleep, the manipulative and dangerous sleeping pill industry, and all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. She also presents scientific recommendations and expert tips on how we can all achieve better and more restorative sleep, and learn how to make the power of sleep work for us. Most important, by highlighting the many areas where sleep's benefits are being rediscovered--from the world of sports and technology to college campuses, the hotel industry, and even workplaces around the world--she points the way forward to amazing innovations, reforms, and inventions rooted in our new love affair with sleep. In today's 24/7 fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually harried, and sleep-deprived world, the hunger for sleep is only getting stronger. The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on the worldwide sleep crisis, and offers a road map for how we can take back our sleep and transform our lives and our world"-- -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Sleep Health aspects
Subject Sleep deprivation
Electronic Location Cover image -- 9781101904008.jpg

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Annotation 1 The editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post and best-selling author of Thrive evaluates the role of sleep as a cultural and historical unifier, the impact of sleep deprivation on health and the science community's recommendations for how to achieve more restorative sleep.

Annotation 2 Evaluates the role of sleep as a cultural and historical unifier, the impact of sleep deprivation on health, and the science community's recommendations for how to achieve more restorative sleep.

Annotation 3 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.


 reviews (3)

Booklist Reviews 2016 April #1
After Huffington (Thrive, 2014), cofounder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, collapsed from exhaustion, hitting her face on her desk, breaking her cheekbone, and regaining consciousness in a pool of blood, she became a self-described "sleep evangelist." She seems to genuinely want to save others from her fate in this persuasive treatise. Noting that it's "our collective delusion that overwork and burnout are the price we must pay in order to succeed," she asserts that it's not worth it. Sleep deprivation, she says, is linked with increased risks of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, cancer, obesity, and Alzheimer's disease. Among the many topics she covers are the sleep crisis (40 percent of Americans get less than the recommended seven hours), the sleep industry (pills), sleep history (the ancient Greeks and Egyptians often spent the night in "sleep temples"), jet lag, sleep innovations, and sleep tips. She name-drops––after all, she is Arianna Huffington: Jennifer Aniston's manager tells her that she, too, collapsed from exhaustion. So compelling and informative is Huffington's book that everyone should read it and sleep! Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Kirkus Reviews 2016 March #2
A book about sleep deprivation from an author well-versed on the subject. Co-founder and president of the influential, eponymous news blog, Huffington (Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, 2014, etc.) ranks 52nd on Forbes' list of the most powerful women in the world. She describes her own experience in 2007, when she suffered a burnout and collapsed at her desk. Regaining consciousness, she awoke with an injured cheekbone and her head in a pool of blood. At that time, she slept, at most, four hours each night. Huffington's situation as a celebrity and mother of two daughters was not dissimilar to that of other successful people today. She estimates that nearly half of American adults are sleep-deprived, and the situation is worse for college students. Our values have become so skewed that all-nighters have become a mark of success. For those looking to get ahead in their careers and others who need to hold two jobs to make ends meet, going without sleep has become the norm. As the author documents, this abuse of our bodies is devastating not only to our health and longevity; job performance and relationships also suffer. Indeed, it is not unusual for drivers to nod off at the wheel. Huffington also looks at the flip side of habitual insomnia. She relates instances where reliance on sleep medications, such as Ambien, has induced potentially dangerous behavior—e.g. sleepwalking, and even driving, in a dazed state. Her takeaway message is that we should prioritize sleeping seven to eight hours every day. With little new insight to add on this well-worked theme, however, the author relies on inspirational nostrums and a host of tired clichés—e.g., "We are not defined by our jobs and our titles…sleep gives us a chance to refocus on the essence of who we are." Readers looking for effective advice for sleep should turn to a professional. A disappointing addition to the celebrity self-help shelf. Copyright Kirkus 2016 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.

PW Reviews 2016 March #1

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.)

[Page ]. Copyright 2016 PWxyz LLC


 author biography

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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