Book Report: The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington


Book Report:  The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington – 031


In Episode 31, it’s time for our book report! We check in with our monthly sleep challenge and then we discuss Arianna Huffington’s book The Sleep Revolution. I’m diggin’ Tidying Up With Marie Kondo and Jenny is diggin’ Jordan Page on YouTube.  Jenny’s win is related to her theme word for the year: recreation and my learn is related to a terrible flu that I’m still getting over.


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What You’ll Hear (and don’t want to miss!)


1:52: Jenny and I discuss how the sleep challenge is going for us

4:10: Book Report: We offer our thoughts on this month’s book The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington

13:02: Who Are You Anyway?  If there were suddenly 25 hours in a day and you had an extra hour in the morning, what would you do with the extra hour.

15:15: Listener Feedback:  Listener Natalia shares her 19 for 2019

18:21: What Are You Diggin’ Lately?  I’m diggin’ the Netflix TV show: Tidying Up With Marie Kondo and Jenny’s diggin’ Jordan Page on YouTube.

24:57: You Win or You Learn: Jenny’s win is related to her theme word for the year: recreation and my learn is related to a bad flu that I’m still getting over.

28:37: We wrap it up for this week.  Next week we wrap up our January challenge and let you know what’s next!


Resources + Links Mentioned in This Episode:


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Book: The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington


Book: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod


The Miracle Morning (free chapters and audio and video)

My 19 for 2019

TV Show: Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

YouTube video: How we plan our ENTIRE YEAR in advance! 

Art Exhibit: Ron Milton in St. Thomas


Key Quotes:


-The book gives a run down on the history of sleep, the science of sleep and the details of what works to help you sleep more and better.

-Sleep is the number one underrated, under-appreciated health habit out there. Something that stuck out for me is how in the industrial revolution, they equated one’s ability to stay awake for long periods of time to work as being very ‘masculine’ and ‘manly’. It’s how they basically worked people for way longer than they should by brainwashing them with this piece of info. Well, this idea has been pervasive even in modern times. We see sleep as a waste of time and we deem those who indulge in it to be weak and lazy.

-She makes the strong case in the book for getting screens out of the bedroom to improve sleep quality. The blue light that is given off by these devices is especially good at suppressing melatonin. We talked a bit about this last week that we need melatonin for sleep so if it is suppressed, our sleep will suffer. She also re-iterates what we talked about in our sleep hygiene segment last week that the digital devices should be turn off at least 30 minutes before bed. We had our digital detox in December, and we’ve been focusing on not sleeping with our phones beside us! Good for us.

Some quotes from our book report on The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington


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The Improvement Project podcast is hosted by Dr. Peggy Malone and Jenny Couse.  Peggy is a health care provider who encourages her patients every day to create better habits associated with their health and wellness.  She is wife to the hilarious and heavily bearded John, with whom she takes many adventures. Dr. Peggy is also a human being on a mission to create better habits for herself and by doing so, she hopes to inspire others to take up the challenge with her!  Jenny is a marketing professional in the international trade sector.  She and her husband Jeff are parents to hilarious 5 year old Ethan.  Her year of monthly habit resolutions in 2015 piqued her interests in how habits are created and best kept.

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