Health and Wellness

Do Successful People Sleep Successfully?

by : Josh Wardini

Ever wondered what sort of sleeping habits are shared among some of the world’s richest and most successful people? Well, the answer isn’t so clear cut, as there are many interesting – some might even say weird – sleeping habits adopted by the rich and famous.

While there is no sleeping habit which can guarantee you fame and fortune, there are some habits shared among some of today and history’s most influential names which demonstrate some of the characteristics of successful people. <a href=”“>CelebJury</a> has done a wonderful job at assembling a list of some really interesting sleeping patterns.

Let’s take a look at some names and their sleeping habits which have aided their successes.

  1. Elon Musk

Elon Musk is the man behind SpaceX and Tesla. He values his sleep highly, and he is known to sleep every night for six hours between 1am and 7am. He does this every night and very rarely breaks from the routine.

Interestingly, in addition to this, Musk has slept right in the middle of the Tesla factory, keeping a sleeping bag in a conference room located close to the Tesla production line. This really demonstrates that it is not just about how long you sleep, or how well you sleep, but where you sleep and how committed you are to your business and how much drive you have to see it be successful.

  1. Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post and once was so sleep deprived that she collapsed and later woke up in a pool of her own blood.

She then very quickly acted to turn this around and adopted a strict sleeping regime. Each night, she charges up all of her electronics outside of her bedroom and takes a hot bath with lavender oil and Epsom salts. She then puts on some special night time clothes and falls asleep whilst reading a book.

Huffington’s accident demonstrates just how important it is to make sure that you don’t let your business or work take priority over a good night’s sleep.

  1. Abraham de Moivre

From one end of the scale to the other, Abraham de Moivre – a French mathematician – slept for more than twenty hours per day!

Moivre spent only four hours per day working on his projects, but it is safe to say he was well rested and focussed when it came to it.

  1. Albert Einstein

The German born scientist who is arguably one of history’s best known names slept for ten hours per day, plus had additional naps throughout the day.

Einsten – a theoretical physicist – went on to devise some of the world’s best known theories which are still being explored today.

If these four examples show us anything, it is that it does not matter on the volume of sleep you get or don’t get, it is important to balance out dedicating the right amount of time to your work and having the passion and drive to see it become a success.

To learn more about the interesting sleeping habits of successful people past and present, check out our infographic below.

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