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The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time Hardcover – 7 Apr 2016

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: WH Allen (7 April 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753557193
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753557198
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 3.5 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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Arianna shows that sleep is not just vital for our health, but also critical to helping us achieve our goals. Sometimes we need to sleep in to lean in!
--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 Revolutionhighly.
-- 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 Revolutionunravels 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 ofInside the Miracle, The One Life We re Given, andThe 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"

"Arianna shows that sleep is not just vital for our health, but also critical to helping us achieve our goals. Sometimes we need to sleep in to lean in!"
-- 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 --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Bestselling author of Thrive, and founder of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington tackles the importance of sleep in our lives

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I do not break off reading many books, but this book is just unnecessary. It compiles a lot of information on obvious things like how productivity and concentration decreases with less sleep. I found very little new information, I think the book could be shortened to a two or three page article, at least for people who do not have serious sleeping problems.
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Great read - lots of useful advice just need to put it into practise now...
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This book is fantastic. I was already working on improving my sleep but this gave me the 100% reassurance I needed to never return to my old ways. I have recommended it to others who now understand why I am always banging on about the importance of sleep.
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Not inspiring
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Good reminder that sleep is important. More a skim read of quotes from, or summaries of, other people's work in sleep than any original content.
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I combination of great choice of product to buy, and from whom I bought it from. Seller highly recommended.
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A good reminder and well written. A bit repetitive ("and another study.....") but a good read nevertheless and it's helped me refocus.
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This book explains, in great detail, the problems encountered by people who don't sleep enough.
There are so many facts and figures in this book that the narrative itself sometimes gets lost, and some points are not clear. Perhaps a case of too much information, where more information should have been relegated to an appendix or endnotes so as not to spoil the flow (there are already copious appendices and endnotes!)
I found the book becoming a bit repetitive, in that each chapter laid on more and more statistics of the problems of not getting enough sleep. Once the point has been well made, there's no need to keep ramming it home time after time.
This makes the book much longer than it needs to be.
There is a lot less attention paid to practical advice and solutions, and, once convinced of the problem, that is the area where the reader would benefit most. The chapter on technology to help with sleep is very short, which is a shame - more pages should have been devoted to this, and fewer pages elsewhere.
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