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The Sleep Revolution Audiobook

The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

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Publisher's Summary

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Arianna Huffington (P)2015 Random House Audio

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    buzzsaw 04-27-16
    buzzsaw 04-27-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Good content poorly delivered"
    Would you try another book from Arianna Huffington and/or Agapi Stassinopoulos?

    Arianna Huffington probably but Agapi Stassinoplolous no.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Hard to tell based upon the delivery


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Would like to have it read by a different performer and a free update.Will see if I can return it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Dale Dreher 04-13-16
    Dale Dreher 04-13-16 Member Since 2013

    Husband and Father of 2 boys, live in Los Angeles, been listening to books on tape for decades, mostly non-fiction.

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    What disappointed you about The Sleep Revolution?

    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.


    What was most disappointing about Arianna Huffington’s story?

    the voice is really annoying.


    How could the performance have been better?

    get a different voice please.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Sleep Revolution?

    put more MEAT at the front of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    change the voice, do an ABRIDGED version.

    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    James 06-07-16
    James 06-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "This book put me to sleep!"

    Long winded writing that went in circles about how bad it is not to have enough sleep which makes for a great intro chapter but needed to get to the information or at least her thoughts on how to get more sleep. The all time worst voice reader that was used. Hard to understand and horrible performance. Complete waste of time!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Drew Green Brook, NJ, United States 05-11-16
    Drew Green Brook, NJ, United States 05-11-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Common sense with data to back it up"

    Useful information and an interesting perspective, but at times it was hard to listen to the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    What's in a name? 05-10-16
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    "Life changing"

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    DA Pringle 04-16-16
    DA Pringle 04-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who can understand English spoken with a thick Greek accent


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Agapi Stassinopoulos?

    Anyone who can speak decent English with a normal accent and clear pronunciation


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment and stress from trying to understand the words spoken with un-intelligible pronunciation.


    Any additional comments?

    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

    11 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Waste of time and money. "

    General matarial that almost all literate people know. Why does some people think they can spread wisdom and methods on every subject ? I guess suckers like me pay money and waste time.

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    Thomas Chapel Hill, NC, United States 09-13-16
    Thomas Chapel Hill, NC, United States 09-13-16 Member Since 2013
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    Any additional comments?

    don't buy this if you have any scientific background or understanding at all. This has not an ounce of realistic science in it, its all just hearsay. yes, sleep is great, and if Edison had slept more he would have done even better things and not taken so many tries to invent that light bulb thing. What kind of logic is that. And the performance is shameful.

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    Larry Boyer 09-13-16
    Larry Boyer 09-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If you are really interested in looking at the impact of sleep on your life, it's good information, but it's scattered, and doesn't go particularly deeply into the science. Lots of the book is just extolling the virtues of sleep, but by the 3rd chapter you already believe in it's importance.


    What was most disappointing about Arianna Huffington’s story?

    I wish it was a more cohesive book, with stronger writing and editing. It meandered around, and always came back to try to convince you of sleep's virtues. Should have been one chapter of the benefits, with more actual evidence and science, and fewer anecdotal stories. Then the chapter on how to improve your sleep routine, and the other on technology. If the book was half the size, it would have been more enjoyable.


    What didn’t you like about Agapi Stassinopoulos’s performance?

    The reading was a bit lackluster, like it was written by someone else, which it was.


    Could you see The Sleep Revolution being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. Not a story at all.


    Any additional comments?

    The idea behind the book is a good one. Many of us need more sleep, and I'm happy to see it presented as a 'revolution' because society could use the wisdom of the book. Just with a better editor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    RCiraolo 09-01-16
    RCiraolo 09-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "sleeping to survive"

    I love sleep. this is important; I highly recommend to everyone of ago nationalities and tongue. sleep is critical to our lives and finally someone says something about it. thank you! great read/listening experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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