10famous people who barely sleepThere is nothing like a good night’ssleep. This is one of those phrases that is considered cliché yet it is verytrue and very factual. Who needs sleep when you need to grind and get ‘enough’money to live a nice, comfortable life? Well, if you want to be as productivein your grind and perform well, then you need enough sleep.However, there are people; about 3% ofthe world’s population that do not think sleep is just that important. Doctorsrecommend that human beings should rest or sleep for at least 8 hours everyday.
Truth be told, most people rarely get to sleep the 8 hours especially inthe 21st Century.Here are some of the famous people whosebodies have been accustomed to less hours of sleep; some ultimately live onnaps! Nikola TeslaTesla whowas an engineer and inventor of AC electricity did not in any way fancy sleep. He is said to have sleptfor only two to three hours in a day. This is not a habit that he grew into asan adult; No, he started his poor sleeping habit as a young boy of about elevenyears old. By the time Tesla was turning twenty five, his sleeping disorder ledto a lot of issues in his life.
He however, adopted power naps during the day’to recharge his batteries’ as he called it; as a way of compensating hissleeping troubles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla As a young boy, Tesla instead ofsleeping at night, locked himself in his room and spent his time reading thebooks on his father’s shelves. This made him knowledgeable and probably agenius too, alright but ended up affecting his life in general. While at theUniversity, Tesla’s professors became concerned about his sleeping habits andeven warned his father about it. More interesting however, is that Tesladropped out of college due to his gambling addiction through which he lost histuition fee and later suffered a nervous breakdown, which was only the first!https://www.sciencealert.
com/these-are-the-sleeping-habits-of-the-rich-the-powerful-and-the-genius.Tesla loved walking as a physical activity. Albert Einstein Amongthe early inventors, Albert Einstein is known to have valued sleep more. It isrecorded that Albert slept for ten hours at night which is more than the normal8 hours recommended for sleep by doctors. As if the 10 hours were not enough,Einstein is also said to have had power naps during the day. One would betempted to then ask, “When did he get the time to make the various inventions?”He was a genius people; a genius! It wouldn’t be entirely wrong to call him’the genius sleeper!’ Einsteinalso ensured that he was physically active. One of his favorite physicalactivities was walking, which he said stimulated his creative thinking.
Something he had in common with Tesla. Einstein however, loved his carbohydrateswith spaghetti being one of his favorite dishes. He was also a pipe smoker;clearly he enjoyed life in moderation.
Later on, Albert Einstein became avegetarian with a note to his friend Max Kariel saying, “I have always eaten animal flesh with a somewhatguilty conscience.” https://mightydiets.com/diet-exercise-habits-geniuses-einstein/ Thomas Edison ThomasEdison hated sleep; to him it was a waste of time. No wonder he invented thelight bulb! Edison like Tesla practiced the polyphasic sleep. He slept for fourto five hours every night. Edison said that people over do what they likedoing; people overeat and oversleep one hundred percent which makes theminefficient and unhealthy!https://vanwinkles.com/from-thomas-edison-to-tim-cook-the-sleep-routines-of-7-brilliant-men Thelight bulb enabled Edison to work extra hours at night.
He however, took powernaps but did not consider them as sleep. Edison took his naps in odd spaces andprobably this is why he did not consider the naps as sleep, plus he wasprobably just meditating on his inventions. Accordingto Edison the walking and standing he did in the laboratory was enough physicalactivity for him. It is however evident from some of his quotes that he triedto take care of his body by eating well. Thomas Edison was on a milk dietbecause as at that time, milk was believed to be the cure of all diseases.Edison however suffered from diabetes. http://www.businessinsider.
com/thomas-edison-winston-churchill-sleeping-habits-2015-2?IR=T Marie CurieMarie curie is a celebrated Nobel Prizewinner (twice in two distinctive fields) but more importantly she is celebratedfor breaking gender barriers in the world of science in her lifetime. She wasthe first woman to get a PhD in a French University and also the first womanthat was employed as professor at the University of Paris.https://www.biography.com/news/marie-curie-biography-factsCurie, the radiography pioneer andphysicist was a workaholic especially during her studies. Sleep was not on herpriority list.
She passed out severally due to exhaustion in the library. MarieCurie did not know the dangers of radiation and while she was conducting herradiation research, she always slept with a container of radium by her bedside.Curie died due to exposure to radium.https://www.ergoflex.
co.uk/blog/category/sleep-research/genius-sleep-the-sleeping-habits-of-historys-greatest-minds Winston ChurchillApart from sleeping naked, WinstonChurchill slept two times in a day. He slept between three in the morning toeight in the morning and he had a nice two hour power nap in the afternoon.Churchill considered his sleep time a recharge opportunity for him to maintaincalmness and sanity during stressful times.https://vanwinkles.
com/from-thomas-edison-to-tim-cook-the-sleep-routines-of-7-brilliant-men MadonnaThequeen of pop as she is popularly known sleeps for only four hours. Madonna whois a singer, songwriter, businesswoman and actress says she suffers frominsomnia, a problem she has had since she was a young girl as a result of thedeath of her mouth.http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/wellbeing/galleries/35173/10-celebs-with-sleep-problems-just-like-you/6Madonnawho is a workaholic says she does not understand people who wake up aftertwelve noon or people who sleep for twelve hours since she did not get to enjoythis even as a child. She loves keeping lists and every hour of her time isplanned out with an activity.
Her brother jokes that she would be an excellentprison manager. https://marriedbiography.com/famed-singer-madonnas-struggles-ocd-insomnia-gay-brother-christopher-say-sisters-insomnia/ George ClooneyThefamous actor who has been nominated twice for Oscar admits that he suffers frominsomnia. Clooney has tried to fight off loneliness by taking alcohol and hehas even tried cocaine. George says that he goes to bed at 10:00pm but all hedoes is toss and toss till midnight and even wakes up to five times in onenight. What a torture for the poor guy! However, during one of those times, hewrote one of the most memorable scenes for one of his movies.
http://wehealthbeauty.com/george-clooney-suffers-from-loneliness-and-insomnia/ 8. Indra NooyiIndra Nooyi the Chief Executive Officer and chairperson of PepsiCo is one of the most prominent female executive whoholds a very prestigious job in a prestigious company. Nooyi sleeps for onlyfour hours every night. Being a CEO and chairperson of an international companyis definitely not a joke.Nooyi however is no stranger to longworking hours; she worked as a receptionist while pursuing her masters at Yalebefore getting her job at PepsiCo in 2007.
https://yourstory.com/2017/03/sleeping-habits-successful-leaders/ Barack ObamaThe former USA president slept at one inthe morning and woke up at seven in the morning; six hours of sleep everysingle day. At times he got les hours of sleep especially in matters of crisiswhen he was needed to deliberate on important issues or make urgent decisions.https://yourstory.com/2017/03/sleeping-habits-successful-leaders/ Narendra ModiIndia’s Prime Minister Narendra Modionly sleeps for three and a half hours. Modi works for 20 hours every day. Hehowever says that when he goes to bed, he falls asleep very fast; within thirtyseconds. He also says that he sleeps soundly and thus rests enough.
Your body will act in accordance tohow you have trained it. If you sleep for fewer hours over a period of time,your body will most likely get programmed to sleep for that number of hours. It is however important to alwaysremember that every machine, including your body needs good rest and checkup ifit is to perform to maximum levels. Yourbody works in a similar manner to a PC, or a machine in a factory somewhere.The same way your laptop needs sometime to cool down and relax its blades and fan,is the same your body operates. Human beings need enough rest for their bodiesto perform exceptionally well. Sleep helps to boost the immune system, healsdamaged cells, and helps in recharging the cardiovascular system including theheart. Good sleep equals your wellbeing.