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Publisher's Summary

In her New York Times best seller Thrive, Arianna Huffington introduced her readers to the importance of sleep in terms of redefining success through wisdom, wonder, well-being and giving. But the topic seemed to touch such a powerful chord and seemed to resonate so universally in today's 24/7, fast-paced, always-connected world that Arianna realized a full book on the critical importance of sleep to our health and lives, and on the long-term danger of sleep deprivation on performance and happiness, was needed.

In her new book, Arianna reveals all the ways that our inability to get enough sleep impacts our lives; undermines our decision making; compromises our health, our athletic performance, our work lives, our relationships and even our sex lives; and causes us to lose control over how we interact with others and engage with the world. She discusses the latest science on sleep, explores the importance of dreaming, tackles how technology changes our sleep cycles and explores ways to get better and more restorative sleep. Later in the book, she looks at sleep aides and the role of the sleep industry in compromising our efforts to get a full night's sleep.

She goes on to offer specific tips and strategies to take control of our sleep lives and learn to make the power of sleep work for us in rejuvenating our brain cells, regulating our weight, improving our concentration and strengthening our memory skills.

©2016 Arianna Huffington (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks

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Awesome book - wrong voice reading!!

I do not like this woman's voice. It's the wrong voice for this book!! You need a voice that flows & that is smooth & with either a British or American accent. Or even South African English?!! I can't listen to this anymore!! Spoils the book!!

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Good introduction to sleep hygiene.

Huffington writes an interesting introduction to the many factors that can affect our sleep. She deals lightly the the neuroscience and psychology of sleep, then offering many recommendations to help you get to sleep better each night. As she is not a scientist, it doesn't ever go into great depth, although you do get some insight into her own story and how a lack of sleep affected her life. Audible 20

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Great book, very useful

In overall the book is excellent; the only thing I really dislike was the reader. Non native english speaker and awful pronunciation. I found it very difficult to enjoy. Great book though!

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Pdf appendices

Great book. Shame the book refers to pdf files as available that in fact are not.

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  • K
  • 04-24-16

Disappointing

Nothing much new in this book I'm afraid. It didn't offer a different viewpoint or widely different case from what already exists.
I think it was an error for Arianna to read the book herself rather than use someone experienced in voicing audiobooks. Her accent on words made it difficult to understand the meaning without really concentrating hard at times. Her anecdotes weren't especially interesting or inspiring.
The data about sportspeople was the most interesting part of the book and made a compelling case.
Overall though I found it fairly bland and not living up to the title of revolution.

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  • Stephanie Cheah
  • 08-19-16

Yawn

The drone of this audible book is an effective medicine for insomnia. Time and again I was sent to sleep within minutes of listening.

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  • Laura
  • 05-06-16

Great listen!

Arianna draws on lots of stories of her own and others experiences and keeps her advice grounded in the realities of living a busy life.

Lots of research findings and science make along with real life stories make this a really enjoyable and interesting listen. Just as good as Thrive!

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  • Siri Quispe
  • 03-19-18

Very good content, but a bit repetitive at times

Got lots of motivation to improve the sleep for myself and my kids. Thank you!

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  • Tamara Michalak
  • 01-12-18

waste of time

zero story, just general facts from wikipedia about sleep. I cant believe this book has been even approved to be published. waste of time. cleary written only for profit purposes- catchy headline but no essence.

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  • Stevebrucehk
  • 11-22-17

Awesome book!

Pulls together all the best current thinking on how not enough sleep is. Literally killing you and more importantly, what to do. About it! Essential listening

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-04-17

Factual and informative

loved being educated about facts, figures, knowledge and wisdom around sleel. every person should take time to read or listen. For me the audio book was great way to learn and get through book whilst travelling or pottering around the house. reccomend it to all.

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  • Andres Jonsson
  • 08-16-16

Raises awereness

Arianna has gathered alot of facts, figures and metaphores. She motivates and is enlightening. Expected a bit more guidance.

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  • James
  • 06-04-16

great insight into a very technical topic.

facts data studies and a range of statistical impacts from sleep and it's whole topic are collated into one book.

the impacts and benefits of sleep are covered with such a scope it's hard to imagine the wide range of research actually completed on this topic.

great literature covering the importance of sleep. while giving amazing facts, while keeping it very much grounded so every person finds a situation they can relate too.

I found the initial listening hard from the readers accent. great English but strong accent at times.

for someone wanting a technical insight to sleep or a topic change from their regular stem of reading, I can recommend this as a great listen.

the overall message I got from this book was if you improve your sleep you improve your life.

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  • victor
  • 03-15-18

better narrator

thick accent made it harder yo listen to. Good important content for every persons life.

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  • Kristi
  • 04-24-17

Good Info If Somewhat Redundant

This book provides a lot of evidence to support the fact that sleep improves your life and lack of sleep makes your life worse but once it has convinced you of that the rest of the evidence—and there is a lot more—just seems to labour the point. Also, why didn't Arianna Huffington just narrate the book herself? Agapi Stassinopolous sounds exactly like her—I mean exactly. Overall I enjoyed the book and found it useful. I have recommended it to a few friends already.

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  • Jessica
  • 12-13-16

Finally someone else who values sleep

This book is so powerful with its message on the importance of getting a good nights sleep. Plus it is backed up with so much research and facts. Although at times, I did feel that the number of anecdotes were a bit excessive in getting her point across. However, Ariana has motivated me to implement some of her sleeping techniques.

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  • Melinda - YarnderWoman
  • 08-14-16

Hugely important topic

This book is a must-read for everyone - bring back sleep as a priority in our society.

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  • Jeni Adamson
  • 07-03-16

Good information for better health

Listened to the audio. Interesting, with encouraging information about looking after yourself with sleep. Interlaced facts, with real life experiences and humor.