The Sleep Revolution
Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post and author of #1 New York Times bestseller. Thrive noticed a topic kept coming up as she toured the globe with her successful book. Sleep was on everyone’s minds, the importance of it, the lack of it and how so many people were not relating sleep as a gateway for a more fulfilling way of living.
The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time was created for everyone who has been taught that awful and dangerous myth that burning yourself out is the necessary price for accomplishment and success. Globally, we are all connected by our wired world and sleep has been imperiled. It is fair to say that there is a global sleep deprivation crisis!
How many times have you deferred sleep in order to finish work, school projects, clean your house or other reasons? Probably countless. In a culture where a good sleep is not valued, our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being are being affected.
The recommended amount for sleep is seven hours and 40% of Americans claim they get less than the recommended amount. Why is something that is so important to all of us, across the globe, not valued?
The Sleep Revolution has set out to change all of that. Arianna Huffington has a raw, honest approach to helping the reader understand the importance of sleep and how the lack of it can be, at times quite dangerous. It was chilling to read how sleeplessness and sleep apnea and other sleep disorders and how we are expected to function.
Readers will be thankful that at the end of the book is a Sleep Quality Questionnaire to start a conversation with ourselves if we are truly getting enough sleep. You may surprise yourself with the results of the test.
There is also a list of recommended hotels that care about your sleep. This is perfect for those traveling for work or with family.
The most important chapter is ‘What To Do or Not to Do.’ Arianna illustrates candidly the facts about sleep. Some of these points may hurt you (think watching tv or using your phone or computer before bed) but changes are essential to help you get a better sleep.
The Huffington Post is also launching the #SleepRevolution College Tour at 50 campuses. It’s time to have a national conversation based on the latest science about the importance of sleep and the dangers of sleep deprivation. Let’s get our physical and mental health in check!
The Huffington Post has partnered with Uber to spearhead a campaign to generate awareness around the dangers of drowsy driving. Lack of sleep can leave to cognitive impairment which can be as dangerous as driving drunk!
It’s time to buy this book and change the way you see yourself asleep. Join The Sleep Revolution. To buy The Sleep Revolution, click here. Let’s start a global sleep conversation!