Have you ever wondered how much sleep ultra-successful people have? Are they all superhuman and can they operate almost without any sleep (unlike the rest of us)?
Some of the richest people in the world sleep at least six hours:
– Barack Obama, president of the United States: 6 hours per night (1h-7h)
– Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft: 7 hours per night (from 12:00 to 19:00)
– Tim Cook, Apple CEO: 7 hours per night (9:30 pm to 4:30 pm)
– Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com: 7 hours per night (10 am to 5 am)
– Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX: 6 hours per night (1h-7h)
– Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin group: 5-6 hours per night (12h-5h / 6h)
– Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter: 7 hours per night (10:30 – 17:30)
– Tim Armstrong, president and CEO of AOL: 6 hours per night (from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
– Ellen DeGeneres, television presenter: 8 hours per night (from 11pm to 7pm)
Even Warren Buffett knows that sleeping is the most important thing a man can get .
“I do not want to go to work at four in the morning,” says Buffett. “I sleep a lot, I like to sleep,” he says. “Therefore, I will usually sleep eight hours a night.”
So, how can you be more successful in your own life? Easy! Only sleep more…
- You will be happier at work.
Swedish psychologists interviewed about 5,000 employed adults about their sleep patterns and attitudes in the workplace. Sleeping a single night has a direct impact on your day and even your week. Being aware of your sleep habits allows you to really evaluate your happiness inside and outside the office. If you are still not happy at work, try to rest more before looking for a new job.
- You will stay cool under pressure.
Have you ever noticed that your own fuse seems shorter when you are tired? Your family and colleagues can probably confirm it. A well-rested mind is always more comfortable. A good night’s sleep helps you overcome all the difficulties of life. Vitamin Zzz may be the best type of “chill pill”.
- You will be more popular.
In a study conducted in 2016 with teachers from business schools in the United States and Pakistan, those who preferred to sleep were considered more attractive and friendly: well-meaning leaders are seen as more charismatic. This really should not be a surprise, since lack of sleep tends to make almost everyone get angry … and it’s hard to be irritable and charming at the same time.
- You will process information better by “sleeping on it”.
The dream consolidates the information in the long-term memory: make sure you rest before the presentations to gain confidence. While you may be tempted to let your nerves convince you to push all night, leave things aside for the night and let your subconscious do its job.
- You will see that quality is still = quality performance.
Several studies support the argument that high-quality sleep helps create positive work performance. In 2016, a meta-analysis, a “study of studies” on research on work and sleep was devoted to research that began in the 1970s and continues to the present. The conclusions were consistent. The negativity is often contagious. A good night’s sleep promotes a positive environment for you and those around you.
- You will be less subject to accidents.
A 2010 survey of more than 4,000 employees at four US companies Combining insomnia and lack of sleep reduced productivity, performance and safety in the workplace: Promote a good night’s sleep in the company not only to save money, but also to increase the productivity and happiness of employees.
- You will be smarter.
Sleep improves our ability to solve problems and remember information. By resting well at night, you will get better results the next day. If so, one of the keys to working with intelligence instead of being difficult is to know when it is time to fall asleep and go to bed.
So always sleep more and gain more !