Sleep Habits of the Rich and Famous (Infographic)

Sleep Habits of the Rich and Famous (Infographic)

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Many articles and research emphasize the importance of getting enough sleep for creativity and productivity.

The classic “8 hours of sleep” rule get thrown around often.

But a lot famous and successful personalities throughout history favored sleeping habits we’d consider strange in today’s standards.

From regular naps throughout the day to two-hours of sleep at night, the sleeping habits of some rich and famous people might surprise you.

Winston Churchill loved naps. He even kept a bed in the House of Parliament and even credit his napping habit for the success of the Battle of Britain.

Another notable British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, was apparently the opposite, sleeping only four hours at night.

Prolific inventors Thomas Edison and Leonardo da Vinci both used polyphasic sleep cycles, which is a fancy way of saying they took lots of naps throughout the day instead of sleeping at all during the night…

Famous businessman and investor Richard Branson gets no more than six hours of shuteye ever night and is up by 5:45 AM.

Check out and learn how much other rich and famous people sleep (or don’t) at

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