Bizarre Sleeping Habits of Famous People

December 18, 2019

Just like the need for a balanced diet, quality sleep is essential in ensuring we lead a healthy life. Sleep deficiency is known to cause adverse impacts to the brain which may lead to health problems.

This deficiency is generally related to sleep deprivation, also referred to as a lack of enough sleep. If someone experiences one or more of the following: having a sleep disorder that prevents you from having enough sleep, failing to sleep well, and sleeping at the wrong time, they are likely to suffer from sleep deficiency.

A report by the CDC claims that around 35% of adults in the US are sleep deprived. In addition, over 50 million Americans are battling with chronic sleep disorders. 

In most cases, our daily schedules play a huge part in contributing to our sleep deficiency. Sleep experts recommend 7-9 hours of a combination of both non-REM sleep, also known as deep sleep, and REM sleep, where dreaming occurs.

However, most people rarely follow this recommendation. Well, if your busy schedule is depriving you of enough sleep, you are not alone. An infographic published by gives a detailed analysis of sleep deficiency among famous people, and how most of them don’t meet the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep due to their busy schedules.

Here are some of the famous people and the number of hours they sleep within 24 hours: 

Sergio Marchlonne

He is the chairman of CNH Industrial and a CEO of several companies such as FCA USA, Ferrari, and Fiat. Marchlonne’s busy schedule, which includes tackling the European market, means he only has 4 hours of sleep each night. It’s a wonder how the Italian keeps his focus, given that he sleeps at 11.30pm and wakes up at 3.30 am. 

Donald Trump

If his sleep patterns are something to go by, the 45th President of the USA seems to value business more than his health. President Trump only gets 3-4 hours of solid sleep, which is obviously not enough after a day’s work in one of the superpower’s office. 

Tom Ford

Well, Ford has a lot going on in his life. He is a film producer, screenwriter, film director, and a fashion designer. Because of the Texan’s busy schedule, he goes to bed at 12.30am and wakes up at 4.30am, leaving him with only 4 hours of sleep.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Bonaparte was a French politician who conquered Europe in the 1800s. Because of his military activities, he was only able to have 4 hours to recharge. He divided his sleeping schedule into two: from 12 am to 2 am and from 5 am to 7 am. Well, even for a man of his remarkable intelligence, that’s little sleep.

Isaac Newton

Newton was a great mathematician from England. His sleeping time ranged from 3 to 4 hours. Sometimes he would go for days without sleep leading to health complications related to exhaustion.

Although these brilliant minds seem to defy the 7-9 hour recommendation, research shows that such schedules will likely lead to health problems such as diabetes, stroke, and depression. Therefore, ensure you get adequate sleep to boost your alertness and health in general. 

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