While there are many interesting TED talks emerging from TEDWomen, I enjoyed Arianna Huffington’s short talk on the merits of sleep.
TED is often self indulgent for me because I just enjoy people telling the world what I have been thinking and saying myself for years! Sleep and silence are my favorite luxuries. In fact I just spent about a week and a half going to bed at 8-9pm. If it was always my choice I would go to bed earlier than my 10-year-old daughter! While sleep (and silence) are free, they are a hard to sell to people who have been wearing their ever beeping ‘connectedness’ and black circled weary eyes as a badge of honor for years. So thank you Arianna for helping along my favorite cause. Luckily I am in a relationship with someone who also believes sleep will cure anything (preferably 8-9 hours a night) but his preferred sleeping schedule is 3am-12pm and mine is 9pm-6am. Luckily, we are both well-rested individuals who have ample presence of mind and are not irritable so we make it work!