Have you ever pondered the sleep habits of the super successful? Do they have a special ability that allows them to function on very little sleep (unlike the rest of us)?
Some of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful people get at least six hours of sleep each night:
-CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk sleeps for six hours each night (from one am to seven am).
-Apple CEO Tim Cook sleeps for 7 hours a night (from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
-Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates sleeps for 7 hours each night, from midnight to sunrise.
-Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, sleeps between five and six hours every night.
– Jack Dorsey, Co-founder of Twitter: 7 hours per night (10:30 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.)
– AOL’s Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong: 6 hours every night (from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.)
-U.S. President Barack Obama sleeps for a total of 6 hours each night (between the hours of 1 and 7 in the morning).
-Seven hours a night (from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.), says Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.
– TV host Ellen DeGeneres works 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
-Warren Buffett, the world’s wealthiest person, agrees that getting enough sleep is crucial.
“I have no desire to get to work at four in the morning,” Buffett has said. “I sleep quite a lot. He says, “I enjoy my sleep.” As a result, “I usually get eight hours of sleep every night.”
So, what can you do to improve your own personal situation? Easy! Simply get more shut-eye…
First, you won’t mind working so much.
About five thousand working adults in Sweden were surveyed by psychologists to learn more about their sleep and work patterns. Your day and even your week will be affected by how well you sleep the night before. By keeping track of how much and how well you sleep, you can gain valuable insight into your personal and professional fulfillment. Instead of immediately looking for a new job if you’re constantly unhappy there, try getting more sleep first.
You won’t get as hot when things heat up.
Do you find that your own short temper is exacerbated by exhaustion? Your loved ones and colleagues at work can most likely attest to this. The mind is most at ease after a good night’s sleep. Every one of life’s curveballs will seem more manageable after a good night’s sleep. Perhaps the best “chill pill” is good old fashioned Vitamin Zzz.
Third, your popularity will rise.
According to research conducted in 2016 by academics from business schools in the United States and Pakistan, leaders who get enough sleep are seen as more charismatic by their subordinates. It’s not surprising, since sleep deprivation can make anyone irritable, and it’s difficult to be irritable while also being charming.
4.You’ll actually process information better by “sleeping on it.”
If you want to feel confident during presentations, get plenty of rest the night before. Don’t give in to the temptation to let anxiety make you stay up all night cramming; instead, give your subconscious a chance to work.
5.You’ll realize that good sleep equals good work.
Several studies back up the claim that getting enough good sleep can boost your productivity at work. A’study of studies,’ or meta-analysis, conducted on the topic of work and sleep in 2016 included studies conducted from the 1970s all the way up to the present day. Consistency in findings was observed. Pessimism tends to spread like a virus. A restful night creates a more pleasant atmosphere for you and those around you.
Having fewer accidents is benefit number six.
Insomnia and sleep deprivation have been linked to lower productivity, performance, and workplace safety, according to a survey of more than 4,000 workers at four U.S. corporations conducted in 2010. The company would save money and see an increase in productivity and employee happiness if everyone got a good night’s sleep.
Seven, your IQ will rise.
Our memory and capacity to think critically are both boosted by a good night’s rest. If you get enough sleep, you’ll be more productive the next day. One of the secrets to working smart rather than just hard, if that’s the case, is knowing when to call it a day.
The importance of a high-quality bed cannot be overstated.
About one-third of each day is spent in bed. A good mattress can make all the difference between a restful night’s sleep and a restless one spent tossing and turning.
Mattresses can affect a person’s quality of sleep, according to American Academy of Sleep Medicine spokesman and associate professor at Georgia State University Michael Decker, PhD, RN.
Decker claims that a better night’s sleep can be had by using a mattress that relieves pressure on the body’s pressure points. However, the best mattress is not a one-size-fits-all solution.