Sleep: Crisis & Solutions
We’ve heard it time and again: sitting is the new smoking. But sitting too long is not the only everyday event that could shorten our lives: add sleep. Or the lack thereof. In addition to a sitting crisis, wellness experts believe we have a sleep crisis. In “The Sleep Revolution,” Arianna Huffington, supported by an army of experts, outlines the crisis and offers solutions. The following article by Rebecca Leffler appeared in beautyandwellbeing.com. Solutions are offered at the same address.
Are you ready for a revolution? Prepare yourselves. By that, we mean take a warm bath, meditate, and get under the covers. Though we may be talking about the most peaceful revolution in history, it is also one of the most challenging.
In her latest book, The Sleep Revolution, Arianna Huffington argues that the only way to move forward is to close our eyes and get some rest. Bedtime is how we can take back control of our lives. The book, dedicated “to all the millions of people around the world who are sick and tired of being sick and tired,” begins by citing concrete evidence of the sleep-deprived epidemic sweeping the world. She then goes on to tell us what to do about it. We live in a society where everyone is constantly striving to be “busier” than everyone else, a goal based in the common belief that productivity equals success. Huffington dares to defy convention by offering an alternative. She has identified the main problem: Our cultural assumption that overwork and burnout are the price we must pay in order to succeed is at the heart of our sleep crisis.
This book is the perfect complement to Huffington’s company, Thrive Global, which offers solutions to promote the wellbeing and performance of individuals and businesses alike. With a group of trustworthy experts by her side, Huffington is accelerating the cultural shift towards healthy success. Similarly, in her book, she reexamines our priorities and pushes to redefine “success” as achieved through wellbeing, wisdom, and wonder – not wealth. By helping us keep the world in perspective, sleep gives us a chance to refocus on the essence of who we are…
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