The Sleep Revolution

Transforming Your Life One Night At A Time (2016.4)


关于本书 About the book

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 lives, our personal lives -- and even our sex lives. She explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream.  She takes on the dangerous sleeping pill industry, and all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can get better and more restorative sleep, and harness its incredible power.

In today's fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually-harried and sleep-deprived 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.

本书金句 Key insights

● Students are pathologically tired when they’re forced to get up this early every school day. It disrupts their natural sleep-wake rhythm, or circadian rhythm. Conversely, when students get better sleep, their performance improves.

● Work spaces benefit when they have nap rooms for letting their employees catch up on sleep. Companies can promote healthy sleep habits in other ways, too, such as by making sure they have enough windows. Daylight also makes for a more restful atmosphere, and it’s important for your body clock.

● The correlation between relationship satisfaction and sleeping close to one’s partner proved to be so high that the further away a couple slept from each other, the less happy they were with their relationship.

● The blue light emitted from our devices keeps us awake, because it suppresses your natural production of melatonin, a substance that helps us get to sleep. That’s part of the reason so many people stay up later than their natural bedtime.

● Apart from acupuncture, medicinal herbs like lavender can also boost your sleep quality. It has been proven to slow heart rate, decrease blood pressure and lower skin temperature – another important factor in getting to sleep!