A number of fads/trends have attracted the interest of the legal sector. Mindfulness is among them. But, The Sleep Revolution, as championed by Arianna Huffington, will just generate smirks - if it's ever even gets mentioned.
No, you won't be ordering her book with that title from Amazon. It recommends, of all things, that you don't even charge your smartphone by your bed, never mind continue sleeping with it. Any lawyers without their smartphones on the nightstand are lawyers who won't be getting on the client's private jet in an hour to start handling the plant explosion.
Also, from the get-go, lawyers are socialized to expect to sacrifice sleep to win one for the gipper. And not complain. That short-lived 2010 legal television series "The Deep End" was so unrealistic because none of the associates looked dead tired. It began at the end of January and was killed off by May.
Lawyers aren't alone in assuming that success requires all-nighters, maybe even serial ones. We in the field of communications also have to align with clients' emergencies. That private jet is waiting for us too.
Sure, Huffington is on the side of science and wellness. Those who can learn to sleep regularly and deeply will probably benefit both professionally and personally. But they won't include lawyers or public relations representatives.