We are in the middle of a sleep debt crisis, writes Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, and that has major consequences – our health, our performance at work, our relationships and our happiness. What is needed, she says bravely, is nothing less than a revolution. Only by renewing our relationship with sleep we can again take control of our lives.
Through a sweeping, scientifically rigorous and highly personal quest for sleep from all angles, Arianna delves into the new golden age of science which analyzes the vital role sleep plays in every aspect of our health – weight gain, diabetes and heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted compromises our health and our decision-making and undermines our work life, our personal life – and even our sex life. She explores the latest science about what is really going on while we sleep and dream. She further buttresses the side effect of taking sleeping pills and also the negative effects our addition to technology can have on our sleep. She also offers a number of recommendations and tips from leading scientists about how we can get better and more restorative sleep, and live up to its incredible strength.
In today’s fast-paced, always connected, constantly harried and-sleep-deprived world, the necessity of sleep can not be undermined – and its elusive – than ever. The sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm about our international sleep crisis and awakening this need gives a detailed road map on the large sofa that can help our lives, our communities and our world.
“Arianna shows that sleep is not only vital for our health, but also crucial to help us reach our goals. Sometimes we need to learn to sleep in!”
Sleep Disorders Overview.
Sleep problems, including snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, lack of sleep, and restless leg syndrome are common.A good night’s rest is essential for optimal health and can affect hormone levels, mood and weight.
(this is the final installment of our sleep series)