We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, writes Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of "The Huffington Post." And this has profound consequences on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. What is needed, she boldly asserts, is nothing short of a sleep revolution. Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives.
In her bestseller"Thrive," Arianna wrote aboutour need to redefine success through well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving.Her discussion of the importance of sleep as a gateway to this more fulfilling way of livingstruck such a powerful chord that she realized themystery andtransformativepower of sleep called for a fuller investigation.
The result is a sweeping, scientifically rigorous, and deeply personal exploration of sleep from all angles, fromthe history of sleep, to the role of dreams in our lives, to the consequences of sleep deprivation, andthe newgolden age of sleep science that is revealingthe vital role sleep plays inour every waking moment andevery aspect of our health fromweight gain, diabetes, and heart disease to cancerand Alzheimer s.
In"The Sleep Revolution," Arianna 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.She explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream.She takes on the dangerous 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.
In today's fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually-harriedand 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."