In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night’s sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness — and smarter decision-making.

Who is she?:

Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of many books.

 Why you should view:

She is also co-host of “Left, Right & Center,” public radio’s popular political roundtable program, as well as “Both Sides Now,” a weekly syndicated radio show with Mary Matalin moderated by Mark Green. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that has quickly become one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently cited media brands on the Internet.

Huffington’s health and wellness company, Thrive Global, is set to launch in November 2016.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Huffington says, “The way to a more productive, more inspired, more joyful life is getting enough sleep”. How did she discover this?
  2. She states, “There is now a kind of sleep deprivation one- upmanship”. What does she mean by this?
  3. She relates, “Seeing the iceberg”, to adequate amounts of sleep, rather than a high IQ. Agree or disagree, and explain why.

Making Connections:

Here is a link to Thrive Global

It looks like an interesting site!

We also have quite a few talks about sleep on our site, just scroll down to the search box and type in “Sleep”.

How to succeed? Get more sleep – with Arianna Huffington


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