In her new book, Arianna Huffington, the cofounder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post and the author of the number-one New York Times best seller 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, and 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 audience 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 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 through 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.
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©2015 Arianna Huffington (P)2015 Random House Audio
Husband and Father of 2 boys, live in Los Angeles, been listening to books on tape for decades, mostly non-fiction.
Arianna is a very impressive and credible person, but the content just went on and on, I was looking for the meat, this is mostly bread. I was happy that she choose someone else to read the book for us. I got confused, I thoughe Arianna was only reading the intro, then I kept waiting for the 'Other Person' to start reading chapter 1... but then it went on and on in that hard to understand grating voice, I realized she hired someone who sounds just like her to read the whole thing, omg so disappointing. What a huge self-ego-serving mistake. Arianna, you are cool, but your voice is really hard for Americans to understand and it can get very annoying. Even my wife and kids commented on how horrible the voice was. I may want to get my money back, I will give it 30 more minutes and really look for content, one last time.
the voice is really annoying.
get a different voice please.
put more MEAT at the front of the book.
change the voice, do an ABRIDGED version.
Useful information and an interesting perspective, but at times it was hard to listen to the narrator.
Arianna Huffington probably but Agapi Stassinoplolous no.
Hard to tell based upon the delivery
Completely! It may be a combination of the writer or editor but is more than like a poor reader and/or conductor. The second language provides an out of sync/not a smooth flowing story and it's difficult to follow the performance in what is a quote at the beginning of a chapter and what is the authors work. Do all the chapters start with a quote? Hard to tell from the performance. Is the correct emphasis placed in the sentence? Not really. It's almost like listening to a child recite their first books.
Would like to have it read by a different performer and a free update.Will see if I can return it.
Someone who can understand English spoken with a thick Greek accent
Anyone who can speak decent English with a normal accent and clear pronunciation
disappointment and stress from trying to understand the words spoken with un-intelligible pronunciation.
An absolute waste of time. It takes so much energy to try to understand the words that are pronounced so badly that it is almost impossible to follow the message
I was curious about this topic. When I saw the book (I think it was the first day available) I didn't hesitate to buy it. I always read the reviews first, before I purchase - but there weren't any at that time . So I just bought it.
The book was so informative and interesting. Very well read too. It has definitely made me more aware of my sleep habits and approach to sleep. I think my whole family will benefit from my having read this book.
Hopefully we will all get the sleep our bodies and mind need and then we will all be much nicer to each other. Imagine that world! Sleep = peace and love. Thanks Ariana, for writing this book.
The heavy accent made it quite difficult for me to understand the material. I think for the sake of all listeners (who arent native english speakers like myself) out there the books should be read by the most common and easily understandable diction.
I struggled to understand some important words and app names due to the speakers accent. Clearly Ms Huffington is deeply concerned and committed to our national sleep deficit issue and the myriad of devastating health and personal devastation it can cause e.g., drowsy pilots, truck drivers, and health personnel. Early heart attacks and strokes for the general public etc. A good listen.
the book is very informative statistically. which makes it hard to grasp the numbers and remember certain stats. this book didnt surprise me with too much new information but it is very detailed and speaks about history a lot.
if youre not sure about the next book you want to here, this is a good in-between book if you also cant seem to fall asleep on your own.
A simple premise with a powerful message - sleep is good for you and we need to take control over it.
The book covers the benefits of sleep in many areas by tapping into a vast network of business people, actors and actresses, and friends of Arianne. The book makes its premise by also highlighting some of the dangerous of lack of sleep providing scary anecdotes.
Perhaps the point would have been stronger if more concise rather than a 9-hour long audiobook but maybe that's also the symbolic length of a good night's sleep that was necessary.
Foremost, the narrator has one of the most jarring, unsoothing, voices imaginable. How anyone could have chosen her to have performed a sleep related book is unthinkable. I would never want to listen to any book read by Agapi Stassinoulous.
The book is highly repetitive, stating over and again the need to remove devices and their blue light from sleep areas, as well as the need to get seven or eight hours of sleep.
This is the first audio book that I've ever returned.
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