As I am up writing this post, it is after midnight. It's kind of funny when this book is about sleep and how we are currently are so sleep deprived. I know I speak with my doctor often about not sleeping regularly. I've gone periods where I sleep three hours a night, ten hours a night, or go two or even three days without any sleep! Can you imagine how this makes my entire life suffer? People all over are having the same issues. Facing problems with their job, their health, family, relationships, and their overall happiness all because their sleep is so messed up. Arianna Huffington says in The Sleep Revolution the only way to get everything back to how it should be, to take back control of our lives, is to have a "sleep revolution".
As I said before, my sleep schedule is...well, there is no schedule. I've been popping prescription pills trying to get that schedule going, but as you can see - it's after midnight and I am working on a post for you readers. The non-schedule I have going results in issues with my energy level, my concentration, memory (I'm assuming), weight/eating problems, irritability throughout the day, moods, and probably a lot more issues that I am even unaware of. Now think of all those around you suffering the same issues all because of sleep or lack thereof.
I believe people dismiss sleep as something that is truly needed to function in life. We all have a serious condition of FOMO, Fear Of Missing Out. We want to be awake all the time, because we're afraid something is going to happen while we are sleeping/not around. What about technology? Addicted to it? The pills like I said? Easy fixes by the doctors (not for me, because I am treatment resistant).
Huffington shares tips on how to get better sleep that is also more therapeutic. She shares what the scientists say about what is going on while we're sleeping (I know I have some crazy dreams sometimes - ahhh).
I say just put down the cell phones, close the laptops, dim the lights, listen to some good music, and relax before you're ready to sleep.
What works for you? How much sleep do you get a night? Any routines you do each night before bed? I'd love to hear what works for you so you aren't up at...oh, 12:51am on a work night. ;)
Check out The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington here. It's a great read. I loved learning more about sleep and the impact it has on everything in our lives. Amazing. Huffington's website can be found here.
**I received a complimentary copy for review from Blogging for Books. All opinions expressed are my own.**