The Bedtimes Of The World’s Most Successful People Might Surprise You
The more we learn about how important it is to get enough sleep, the more fascinated we become. Though we know there are health issues associated with a lack of sleep, it’s nonetheless so difficult to unplug from our Netflix obsessions and Instagram feeds late at night. (In order to be successful, we have to fit as many activities as possible into our days, right?!) Well, we did some digging into the sleep habits of some of the most successful people on the planet—and what we found might shock you.
Vogue editor Anna Wintour is religious about her 10pm bedtime, which enables her to wake up at 5am every day to play tennis before work. Her daughter, Bee Schaffer, is also an early bird. "You just feel like a superior person [when you're up early]," she told Teen Vogue.
While we don't know exactly what time he gets to bed every night, we do know that, according to The Daily Beast and other sources, Donald Trump has said he sleeps just three hours per night so as to gain a competitive edge over everyone else.
According to The Seattle Times, Bill Gates is a bit more reasonable in his sleep cycle, averaging around seven hours a night. He goes to bed at midnight. "I like to get seven hours of sleep," he says. "Even though it's fun to stay up all night, if I have to be creative I need seven hours. I can give a speech without much sleep, I can do parts of my job that way, but in thinking creatively, I'm not much good without seven hours.''
After a major health scare resulted from scrimping on sleep, media mogul Arianna Huffington woke up to the idea that she needed to get more Z's. She now sleeps a solid eight hours, going to bed between 10:30pm and 11pm.