Those who need five hours or less sleep a night are more successful
than those who need eight hours or more. Less sleep gives you more
time to do things and being more productive makes you more successful.
Research around what makes a successful business person or
political leader has identified a correlation with the amount of sleep
they claim to need. From interviews and biographies reachers found a
higher proportion of successful people needed less sleep than the
average person. Does this mean the way to be more successful is to
sleep less or does it mean that if you can’t function without eight
hours sleep no matter what other qualities you possess you will never
be a high flyer?
Those who are high flyers are often living on their adrenaline,
they can’t sleep for more than five hours at a time. They are over
stimulated. What they fail to mention is their ability to catnap
during the day because they rather like perpetuating the myth of this
superpower. Just as many successful people stress the value of a good
nights sleep and the ability to turn off their brain from the constant
thought of work.
Blair Mcpherson former Director author and blogger www.Blair mcpherson.co.uk