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The sleep revolution : transforming your life, one night at a time
First edition.
Physical Description:
viii, 392 pages ; 22 cm
Our current sleep crisis -- The sleep industry -- Sleep throughout history -- The science of sleep -- Sleep disorders -- Dreams -- Mastering sleep -- Sleeping together -- What to do, what not to do -- Catnaps, jet lag, and time zones -- Sleep and the workplace -- From Hollywood and Washington to hospitals and hotels: Discovering the power of sleep -- The sports world's ultimate performance enhancer -- Putting technology in its place (not on your nightstand) -- Appendix A. Sleep-quality questionnaire -- Appendix B. Guided meditations to help you fall (and stay) asleep -- Appendix C. The hotel sleep revolution: Pillow menus, quiet zones, and beds you'll want to take home -- Appendix D. Going to the mattress.
Sleep is one of humanity's great unifiers, 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. Huffington 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 explores the manipulative and dangerous sleeping pill industry, and all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep, along with expert tips on how we can all achieve better and more restorative sleep.