“Two-and-a-half years ago, I fainted from exhaustion. I hit my head on my desk. I broke my cheekbone, I got five stitches on my right eye. And I began the journey of rediscovering the value of sleep.”
Meet Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post. Learning the value of sleep the hard way, Arianna shares the discovery which led her to a bigger idea: the power of a good night’s sleep.
“I was recently having dinner with a guy who bragged that he had only gotten four hours sleep the night before. And I felt like saying to him — but I didn’t say it — I felt like saying, “You know what? If you had gotten five, this dinner would have been a lot more interesting.”
“I’m here to tell you that the way to a more productive, more inspired, more joyful life is getting enough sleep. And we women are going to lead the way in this new revolution, this new feminist issue. We are literally going to sleep our way to the top, literally.”
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Keep on snoozing!
I used to struggle to fall asleep, so I started Choose to Snooze and it worked wonders.
Maybe it was the poor diet, the lack of exercise or the compulsive need to check my phone every five minutes- the point is: I couldn’t get to sleep.
Most nights, I’d get 5 hours if I was lucky.
The impact of not enough sleep was devastating. It made me want to crawl out of my skin, but even then I didn’t realise the full extent.
Until one day, I was inspired by a blog called NapNow, so much so that I wrote my first blog post.
A 20 minute power nap can renew your energy, naturally and for free, in the time it takes for a coffee break.
It made me realise the power of sleep to restore the body and mind.
So why am I telling you this? Not because I want you to feel sorry for me or think that I’m better than anyone else, but because I know many of YOU reading this can relate.
Choose to Snooze is about YOU enjoying the benefits of a quality sleep.
So get snoozing!
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Meet Eamonn- Irish journalist and broadcaster who survives on only 4 hours of sleep per night and is worried his job will kill him.
Working 18 hour shifts isn’t easy either.
‘Every year I get a health check-up and the doctor says I’m ok, but I think sleep deprivation is a very bad thing.
‘I’m good at it but I’m sure it will kill me at some point. I’m up at 4am and I do my job, then fit in lots of other things – sometimes I’m not home until 9pm…’
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Have you experienced sleepless nights like this?
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Snoozing not loosing,
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Meet Sonia – founder of Eight Hour Studio, the designers of contemporary and luxurious sleepwear.
Her motto in life is WORK PLAY SLEEP – with each day broken up into 8 hours of each.
You’ll be surprised to know the reason behind her passion was a struggle with sleeping issues. That’s when she embarked on a journey to better sleep.
“Many of us have sleeping issues of one kind or another, and it can be extremely frustrating and detrimental to our day-to-day lives. The impact of poor quality or not enough sleep can be devastating, but often we may not even realise the full extent of the impact. This is something that I am very passionate about, because I have been one of those people…”
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Time to get your nap game on!