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Sleep is central to every part of our lives, and a good night's sleep begins by putting aside the day's worries. But in today's technology-saturated world, saying goodnight to the day is harder than ever. Allow author Arianna Huffington (Thrive, The Sleep Revolution) to guide you to a peaceful night's slumber as she performs Goodnight Smartphone: a classic tale reborn for the modern age, when the hardest thing to say goodnight to is not the moon but our phones, our email, our social media, our always-on digital selves.
During a visit to Audible to speak about the benefits of sleep, Arianna joked about what a wonderful book Goodnight Moon is and how other childhood classics help transition kids from daytime to sleep time. She posited why there weren't such books for adults. "Goodnight cares of the day, goodnight worries about tomorrow, goodnight laptop!" she exclaimed. Soon after, Goodnight Smartphone was born. Listen as Arianna borrows from the traditions of children's bedtime stories to create this modern age adaptation for adults, and learn more about her daily sleep regimen in her introduction. Exclusively written for Audible, available only in audio. Free until April 16, 2017.
Inspired by children's bedtime classics, this audiobook is a playful and relaxing guide to help you transition from the worries of a stressful day to a good night's sleep, and you can hear it only on Audible.
©2016 Arianna Huffington (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
A short overview of some of the ideas presented in Huffington's recent book The Sleep Revolution with a twist of using the children's book GoodNight Moon as the format. I didn't think it was as awful as some reviews here on Audible made it seem. In fact, it was only 6 minutes long, offered a variety of helpful ideas about getting more sleep and it was free. You can't beat that for a deal. Glad I listened.
Avid listener on my daily commute!
Ya gotta love Arianna Huffington, with her voice like Zsa Zsa Gabor and her brain like a cross between Hillary Clinton and a female Al Franken. This is for female fans of Goodnight Moon who are also tech-savvy denizens of the 21st century. Short but fun, funny and free. Thanks, Arianna! And thank you to Audible for making this available.
Just not worth the 6 mins. It seemed like half of it was just a Foreword. For me, Arianna Huffington was a bit too monotone. Even with the short length of the story I lost interest quickly. 6 mins is 6 mins so you can either just get through it or skip it.
I am an avid reader and listener of all types of books. I am always willing to try any book or audiobook.
As a joke it would be recommended to one of my friends
If it was a proper book yes I'd give her another tty
No not really
I tried this because it was free at the time. Sorry for the low Rating.
I was hoping for some different versions of sleep routine. Didn't care for the nursery rhyme make over. Just nothing I haven't heard or tried before
I had this on at bedtime and as my phone was out of reach, I desperately wished for the end for the entire performance. Stick to HuffPo Arianna.
Take goodnight moon and bring it into the new age of tech and all night coffee shops and this is what you get. A humorous poke at the age we live in and a serious reminder that we all need sleep. As i sit here suffering from illnesses brought on by lack of sleep and being overworked I can say I truly believe this is exactly what we need to be focusing on.
This is my wonderful sons account that he has allowed me to have. Due to a neuromuscular disorder, reading is difficult. So thankful 4 this.
Totally not what I expected. I wish I could return it so I didnt have to have it in my library. So sorry to the author, I feel bad for her.
Narration was really bad but I can see what they were going for with this book. It's free so you can't complain too much, and it might make you tired at night. It's a short poem so it's easy to re-listen. Just don't expect too much.
"Thought-provoking and apt! "
Listened to this when I couldn't get to sleep.. Made me think about the constant stresses we are attached to from our daytime and how devices don't let us switch off at the end of the day. Well narrated.
"Cannot Download To Listen To!"
Disappointed that I could not listen to it? Who can tell!
It was free, so why worry!
"Funny and free"
I love the original book. This was a great adult reminder for me. Thanks audible :)
"this is really weird. I didn't get it at all."
I don't want to list all the horrible and stressful things in my life just before I go to sleep thanks! even if it is to say goodnight to them.
"I really don't get it"
it's bizarre. Thank goodness it was free otherwise I would have been asking for a refund.
It is 90% talk about the author and the issues that we face in the modern world as we try and sleep, and then a tiny section on goodnight and that's it.
"What is the point of this?"
I expected a sort of lecture about the effects on health of sleep disfunction.
Instead I have received a weird good-night story for listeners of undefined age (its neither for children, nor for adults - its just weird).
Which genre was that, once again?
An excellent updated version for adults too. So important to establish a wind down routine.
"THIS TAKES THE BISCUIT"
THIS LADY is NOT RIGHT IN HER HEAD, no wonder she has sleep problems, I do not have sleep problems and only downloaded this freebie because it was free. But if one needs help and listens to this for advise, God help them.
Sweet little reminder of what we need to let go to get a good night sleep. Sleep is important!
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