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Oddest Sleeping Habits of the Rich and Famous

SLEEPING HABITS OF THE RICH & FAMOUS We're always told the importance of getting a regular, solid eight hours' sleep when it comes to being productive and successful, but not everyone follows this seemingly sound advice. Some of the most famous, successful and driven people throughout history have had some very strange sleeping habits - from micro-kips to sleeping in phases, we've got the oddest rich and famous sleeping habits in this new infographic, brought to you by Big Brand Beds. KEY: 000 3 4 The overall number of hours slept by the individual in a 24 period (on average) The blue bar shows the hours slept by the individual (on average) 000000 000000 2 3 4 6. WINSTON CHURCHILL NIKOLA TESLA Naps were so important to Churchill that he kept a bed in the House of Parliament and believed napping was the key to his success leading the country through the Battle of Britain Tesla's odd sleeping pattern caused him to have a mental breakdown at the age of 25. He managed to pull himself together and continued well into his old age, working another 38 years 000000 2 3 2 THOMAS EDISON LEONARDO DA VINCI Da Vinci followed an even more Edison regarded sleep as a waste of time, and tried to minimise it as much as possible. He utilised a polyphasic sleep cycle, which is a nap-oriented pattern used to free up waking time extreme polyphasic sleep cycle than Edison, called the Uberman sleep cycle, which consists of taking a 20 minute nap every four hours D0000 2 4 5 3 4 5 WOLFGANG MOZART RICHARD BRANSON Mozart would often continue composing until 1.00am, then would sleep for only five hours before getting up again at 6.00am and continuing composing throughout the morning Branson sleeps no more than 6 hours per night, and is up by 5.45am every morning to ensure he gets a head start on his day. He tries to exercise each morning and spend time with his family 00 D0000 DO 2 3 4 5 6. 3 4 5 6. SIGMUND FREUD BARACK OBAMA Freud only slept 6 hours a night, likely due to his experimentation with self- medicating with large doses of cocaine. He also smoked continually, resulting in 33 surgeries to remove the cancer Obama doesn't get a huge amount of sleep, but he cherishes the hours he does get. Aides at the White House must constantly decide what type of crisis is important enough to wake him my 0000 00000 2 3 4 VOLTAIRE DONALD TRUMP Voltaire would regularly sleep only four hours per night, and - like Balzac - was a great fan of coffee. It's said that he was known to drink up to 40 cups of coffee every day Trump deliberately only sleeps 3 hours a night to stay ahead of the competition - he doesn't understand how someone who sleeps more can compete with those who get fewer hours D0000000 D00000 0 3 4 2 3 4 MARGARET THATCHER BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Thatcher became famous for only sleeping 4 hours a night, which caused problems for her successor John Major, after the civil service got used to a PM who never slept Franklin was an advocate of getting up early, and his thoughts on sleep have become a famous piece of advice: "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise" Infographic brought to you by: SOURCES: bigbrandbeds bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22084671 businessinsider.com/11-bizarre-sleeping-habits-of-highly-successful-people listverse.com/2014/03/02/10-famous-geniuses-with-weird-habits nymag.com/health/bestdoctors/2014/genius-sleeping-habits-2014-6/ masoncurry.com/daily-rituals/ artofmanliness.com/2011/03/14/the-napping-habbits-of-8-famous-men/ thoughtcatalog.com/rachel-hodin/2013/08/the-eccentric-habits-of-8-classic-writers/ zenhabits.com/creative-habit/ .co.uk Want to post this on your own blog or website? No problem! Just please provide a credit link back to: www.bigbrandbeds.co.uk businessinsider.com/successful-people-who-barely-sleep-2012-9 kennethlange.com/benjamin_franklin/order.html 12.00am- 12.00am: 12.00am 12.00am 12.00am: 12.00am 12.00am 3.00am - 3.00am 3.00am 3.00am- 3.00am Fwe00 3.00am- 6.00am- 6.00am 6.00am 6.00am- 6.00am- 6.00am 6.00am 9.00am 9.00am 9.00am- 9.00am- 9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 12.00pm- 12.00pm 12.00pm- 12.00pm- 12.00pm- 12.00pm- 12.00pm- 3.00pm- 3.00pm 3.00pm- 3.00pm- 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm- 6.00pm- 6.00pm 6.00pm- 6.00pm- 6.00pm- 6.00pm- 6.00pm- 9.00pm- 9.00pm 9.00pm- 9.00pm 9.00pm- 9.00pm- 9.00pm- 12.00am- 12.00am 12.00am 12.00am- 12.00am 12.00am 12.00am- 12.00am- 12.00am: 12.00am- 12.00am- 12.00am 12.00am- 3.00am 3.00am- 3.00am- 3.00am 3.00am 3.00am- 6.00am 6.00am 6.00am- 6.00am 6.00am 6.00am- 9.00am 9.00am 9.00am- 9.00am 9.00am- 9.00am 12.00pm 12.00pm- 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.00pm- 12.00pm- 3.00pm 3.00pm- 3.00pm- 3.00pm- 3.00pm- 3.00pm- 6.00pm 6.00pm- 6.00pm- 6.00pm- 6.00pm- 6.00pm- 9.00pm 9.00pm- 9.00pm- 9.00pm- 9.00pm- 9.00pm- 12.00am 12.00am 12.00am- 12.00am· 12.00am· 12.00am-

Oddest Sleeping Habits of the Rich and Famous

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This new infographic shows how some of the world’s most famous and productive people spent far less time sleeping than the rest of us, or even split their sleeping hours up into shifts. Highlighti...

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