These blinks are about the importance of a basic human necessity that we often brush aside: sleep. Getting enough sleep isn’t just about feeling better in the morning – it improves your work performance, health and even your personal relationships. Similarly, sleep deprivation isn’t a by-product of hard work; rather, it prevents you from reaching your full potential. The Sleep Revolution (2016) explains why sleep is so critical, and what you can do to get more of it.
This is a Blinkist staff pick
“These blinks are a sobering exploration of the dangers of sleep deprivation and workaholism. They’re especially poignant today, where our studies and careers seem to demand more and more work and less and less sleep. I loved the tip about putting all screens away by 9 p.m. every night.”
– Clare, Editorial Quality Lead at Blinkist
Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, and a pioneer of implementing better sleep policies in offices. She is the author of several best-selling books, including Third World America and On Becoming Fearless.