The Sleep Routines of Highly Successful People

The Sleep Routines of Highly Successful People

The Sleep Routines of Highly Successful People

I have the worst sleeping habits. Some nights I will go to bed at 12:30 am, while other nights it's  at 2:30 am. Which means I typically get about 3 - 4hrs of sleep per night. I know, I hear it all the time you have to get more sleep. It's not healthy for your mind or body. So I had to ask myself how much sleep do successful people really get? Because to be successful you can't have the average person sleeping habits, right? They have to be super-humans or better yet bionic to be able to operate on barely any sleep.  So I did some research on google and this is what I found on The Sleep Routines of Highly Successful People.

What I realize is the ultra-successful people get even less sleep than I thought. It seems like they can operate on barely any sleep unlike the rest of us?

Well, it does appear that is the case for some such as President Trump who gets 3hrs of sleep and  PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi gets only 4 hrs of nightly shut-eye. But for the majority that is not the case as you can see in the list below detailing the sleep habits of 10 highly successful people:

Sleeping Habits of Highly Successful People

  • Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX: 6 hours (1 am — 7 am)
  • Tim Cook, CEO of Apple: 7 hours (9:30 pm — 4:30 am)
  • Bill Gates, Co-Founder of Microsoft: 7 hours (12 am — 7 am)
  • Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group: 5–6 hours (12–5/6am)
  • Jack Dorsey, Co-founder of Twitter: 7 hours (10:30 pm — 5:30 am)
  • Barack Obama, President of the United States: 6 hours (1 am — 7 am)
  • Jeff Bezos, Founder & CEO of 7 hours (10 pm — 5 am)
  • Ellen DeGeneres, TV Host: 8 hours (11 pm — 7 am)
  • Donald Trump, President of United States: 3 hours (1–4am)
  • Tim Armstrong, Chairman, and CEO of AOL: 6 hours (11 pm — 5 am)

Better Bedtime Routine for Yourself

From my research it seems on average they manage to get at least 6 hours of sleep, it's unusual to see successful people sleep less than 4hrs making the case that even the ultra-successful gets some sleep. As you can see it ranges in the number of hours they sleep some are actually early riser, waking up before at 7 am and hitting the bed earlier.

You can read more about their sleeping habits, and other successful people, in Home Arena a home store in the UK.

Wondering how to establish a better bedtime routine for yourself?

A good first step is to establish and stick to a consistent sleeping schedule, ideally going to bed and waking up at the same time every day including weekends. Here are 4 tips that can help:

  1. Listen to audible or Read a real book to help you wind down.
  2. Write down the 3 things you want to accomplish the next day.
  3. Turn off your cell phone or put it in airplane mode.
  4. Keep your room dark, quiet, and cool.

If you suffer insomnia and probably have tried serval alternative treatments that have not work, for example sleeping pills, self-help books on beating insomnia naturally or tried everything the so-called “experts” advised. Here is a simple, natural technique that is inexpensive that don’t involve alternative treatments.

Whether the amount you sleep is closer to President Trump or Ellen DeGeneres, having a healthy bedtime routine will help you get the most out of your sleep.

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Source: Andrew Merle of The Mission

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