6 of Our Favorite Quotes from Arianna Huffington’s “The Sleep Revolution”

To say we enjoyed Arianna Huffington’s “The Sleep Revolution” might be a bit of an understatement. We love having someone else out there who is vocal about and striving to raise awareness of the harsh reality of sleep-deprivation. So much so, that we pulled a few of our favorite quotes from Huffington’s New York Times bestseller to help you keep sleep top of mind this summer:

“Do you know what happens if you type the words 'why am I' into Google? Before you can type the next word, Google’s autocomplete function — based on the most common searches — helpfully offers to finish your thought. The first suggestion: 'why am I so tired?' The global zeitgeist perfectly captured in five words. The existential cry of the modern age.”

“By helping us keep the world in perspective, sleep gives us a chance to refocus on the essence of who we are. And in that place of connection, it is easier for the fears and concerns of the world to drop away.”

“When we shrink our whole reality down to pending projects, when our life becomes our endless to-do list, it's difficult to put them aside each night and let ourselves fall asleep and connect with something deeper.”

“It’s also our collective delusion that overwork and burnout are the price we must pay in order to succeed.”

“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills, when it is possible for you to retreat into yourself any time you want.”

“These two threads that run through our life—one pulling us into the world to achieve and make things happen, the other pulling us back from the world to nourish and replenish ourselves—can seem at odds, but in fact they reinforce each other.”

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