07/15/2014 01:06 pm ET Updated Sep 14, 2014

Arianna Explains The Benefits Of Sleep On WNYC's 'The Brian Lehrer Show'

On Tuesday, WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show" tackled the issue of the importance of sleep in terms of personal and professional well-being.

During the show, Arianna explained the benefits of getting a good snooze.

"It's truly a wonder drug in terms of our health, our mental clarity, and our creativity."

She even revealed that she sets an alarm for bedtime.

"Well I actually started doing that 7 years ago after my burnout, and it helped me go from 4 to 5 hours sleep a night to 7 to 8 hours sleep a night. And about 90% of the time I get them. And I'm much more productive the rest of the time. There is no trade-off between productivity and getting enough sleep."

Listen to the full segment from WNYC here.