The Sleep Revolution

Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

This week’s book review is The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington

Huffington provides a very detailed study on the importance of sleep and the impact that lack of sleep has on every aspect of our lives – our health, ability to focus, productivity, safety, life expectancy, etc. Unfortunately, most of what was covered in the book was not revolutionary but is knowledge that is already commonly available. However, it is a good consolidation of these studies and findings.

My takeaway from this book is that I need to be much more intentional when it comes to the quality of my sleep and I need to ensure that I get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night. For a comprehensive but condensed sleep research summary, refer to James Clear’s article at


Note that I have previously reviewed the following books in 2017:

  1. Les McKeown’s Predictable Success
  2. Exponential Organzations by Salim Ismail, Michael S. Malone and  Yuri van Geest
  3. Smart Thinking by Art Markman


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4 thoughts on “The Sleep Revolution

  1. I had heard Huffington speak about this book and it caused me to shift my habits to get 6-6.5hrs of sleep ( a huge improvement). I read the James Clear link you provided and when he says that the brain uses sleep as time to clean up each night, I never thought about it that way!

    After looking at this again and thinking, i increased my sleep target another 30 minutes to 7hrs. I am always challenged to figure out how to fit it all in as 8 hours of sleep requires some buffer time to ensure time to fall asleep. I mentally need a 9 or 10hr block of time to make sure that i really am out of the other activities, transition to sleep, and sleep which is where the challenge comes in. It is interesting to me to hear what successful people do during their day as well as how many hours of sleep, reading, exercising, relaxing, and work they do.

    • Some people can fall asleep easily and others need to be purposeful in planning a proper block of time to “prepare” for sleep. I’m glad you found the post useful. Thanks for the feedback!