The Sleep Revolution

  • by Arianna Huffington
  • Narrated by Agapi Stassinopoulos
  • 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In her new book, Arianna Huffington, the cofounder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post and the author of the number-one New York Times best seller Thrive , delves into the sleep revolution that is happening all across the world - a revolution that can transform our lives.
Sleep, she writes, is one of humanity's great unifiers, binding us to each other, to our ancestors, to our past, and to the future. 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. Only by renewing our relationship with sleep, she writes, can we take control of our lives, live more fully, and be more engaged with ourselves and with the world and more able to meet the inevitable challenges we all face.
In Thrive, Arianna Huffington introduced her audience to the importance of sleep as a part of redefining success through well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. The topic struck such a powerful chord, resonating so intensely with her audiences around the world, that she realized the power of sleep needed a full exploration. The result is a sweeping, scientifically rigorous, and deeply personal look at sleep, from its history through the ages and the current crisis of sleep deprivation to the mysteries of dreams and the golden age of sleep science that is revealing all the ways sleep plays a vital role in our health, happiness, well-being, and productivity.
In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna 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 takes on sleep from every angle, exploring the latest science on sleep, the manipulative and dangerous sleeping pill industry, and all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. She also presents scientific recommendations and expert tips on how we can all achieve better and more restorative sleep and learn how to make the power of sleep work for us.
Most important, by highlighting the many areas where sleep's benefits are being rediscovered - from the world of sports and technology to college campuses, the hotel industry, and even workplaces around the world - she points the way forward to amazing innovations, reforms, and inventions rooted in our new love affair with sleep.
In today's 24/7, fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually harried, and sleep-deprived world, the hunger for sleep is only getting stronger. The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on the worldwide sleep crisis and offers a road map for how we can take back our sleep and transform our lives and our world.

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Horrible Reading Voice

What disappointed you about The Sleep Revolution?

Arianna is a very impressive and credible person, but the content just went on and on, I was looking for the meat, this is mostly bread. I was happy that she choose someone else to read the book for us. I got confused, I thoughe Arianna was only reading the intro, then I kept waiting for the 'Other Person' to start reading chapter 1... but then it went on and on in that hard to understand grating voice, I realized she hired someone who sounds just like her to read the whole thing, omg so disappointing. What a huge self-ego-serving mistake. Arianna, you are cool, but your voice is really hard for Americans to understand and it can get very annoying. Even my wife and kids commented on how horrible the voice was. I may want to get my money back, I will give it 30 more minutes and really look for content, one last time.


What was most disappointing about Arianna Huffington’s story?

the voice is really annoying.


How could the performance have been better?

get a different voice please.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Sleep Revolution?

put more MEAT at the front of the book.


Any additional comments?

change the voice, do an ABRIDGED version.

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- Dale Dreher "Husband and Father of 2 boys, live in Los Angeles, been listening to books on tape for decades, mostly non-fiction."

Horrible narration

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who can understand English spoken with a thick Greek accent


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Agapi Stassinopoulos?

Anyone who can speak decent English with a normal accent and clear pronunciation


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment and stress from trying to understand the words spoken with un-intelligible pronunciation.


Any additional comments?

An absolute waste of time. It takes so much energy to try to understand the words that are pronounced so badly that it is almost impossible to follow the message

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- DA Pringle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2016
  • Publisher: Random House Audio