The sleep revolution : transforming your life, one night at a time

by Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, 1950-

Format: Large Print 2016
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Brentwood Library Large Print LARGE PRINT 613.794 Huffington
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CLP - East Liberty Large Print Books RA786.H84 2016bx
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Collection  Large Print Books
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorIn today's fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually-harried 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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After Huffington (Thrive, 2014), cofounder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, collapsed from exhaustion, hitting her face on her desk, breaking her cheekbone, and regaining consciousness in a pool of blood, she became a self-described sleep evangelist. She seems to genuinely want to save others from her fate in this persuasive treatise. Noting that it's our collective delusion that overwork and burnout are the price we must pay in order to succeed, she asserts that it's not worth it. Sleep deprivation, she says, is linked with increased risks of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, cancer, obesity, and Alzheimer's disease. Among the many topics she covers are the sleep crisis (40 percent of Americans get less than the recommended seven hours), the sleep industry (pills), sleep history (the ancient Greeks and Egyptians often spent the night in sleep temples), jet lag, sleep innovations, and sleep tips. She name-drops--after all, she is Arianna Huffington: Jennifer Aniston's manager tells her that she, too, collapsed from exhaustion. So compelling and informative is Huffington's book that everyone should read it and sleep!--Springen, Karen Copyright 2016 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Prompted by a frightening personal experience with exhaustion, Huffington Post founder Huffington (Thrive) synthesizes a vast array of sleep research and provides tips on maximizing sleep time in an increasingly deprived global culture. Noting that this deprivation is often "glamorized and celebrated" among go-getters, Huffington cites figures indicating that sleep-deprived people are less productive at work. She also lists health risks, including heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and obesity, as well as cognitive impairment on par with alcohol consumption. Huffington goes on to explore the history of sleep, from the ancient world to the Industrial Revolution, when sleep began to suffer. For science, she discusses circadian rhythms, sleep stages, and sleep disorders and their treatments. Tips on achieving better sleep habits are presented for different age groups, with parents encouraged to rethink how they approach putting their children to bed, and students to place more emphasis on sleep for a higher GPA. Much advice is familiar-put aside the electronic devices, exercise more, and meditate-but some is less so, including suggestions on how to use the latest sleep-tracking devices and sleep-optimizing hotels. Huffington proves herself a powerful advocate for those suffering from what she identifies as the current "sleep crisis." Agent: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, WME. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Thorndike Press large print lifestyles.
Subjects Sleep -- Health aspects.
Sleep deprivation.
Large type books.
Publisher Waterville, Maine :Thorndike Press,2016
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Description 649 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-602) and index.
ISBN 9781410491442
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