Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington


Some Sleep Required


   Sleep is very necessary for health. It is during sleep that our body repairs. But sleep is not inactivity. During the down time our brain is very much at work.
   Most of us don’t get enough and suffer for it. It isn’t something you can store up or catch up on. An acute lack of sleep damages our brain, it seems.
   Let me post something she records in the book. “Health is deeply intertwined with culture: what we eat, how active we are, how much we sleep,” says US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.
   This book is on a very important subject.
   Huffington divides her book in two parts. Part one is six chapters covering the basics- the problem and the work of the brain during sleep. I found her chapter on the purpose of the dream state to be informative.
   The second part is concerning what is being done to answer the dilemma.
   The first 286 pages are the text. The next 105 contain the three appendixes, the acknowledgements, the notes and the index.
   Back in April 2015 I reviewed Huffington’s “Thrive.” This is a much better book, in my opinion. It should be read by all people interested in the subject, which should be everybody. It is that important.
   This book was sent to me without charge by Blogging for Books.Com for the purpose of this review. All opinions are those of the reviewer and not those of the publisher.
   The publisher is Harmony Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC

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