TOP bizarre sleeping habits of famous people

Everyone knows that good and healthy night's sleep is one of the main prerequisites for productive work. But everyone has their own understanding of healthy and full night's sleep: someone needs 6 hours to feel as fresh as a daisy, and someone needs 8-9 hours of sleep to feel really rested. But there are those whose sleeping habits are so unique that they deserve a separate heading in the Guinness World Records and we cannot but share these facts with you.

Winston Churchill

Short nap after dinner was so important for ex-Prime Minister of Great Britain, that he kept a bed in the House of Parliament. So, he took a 2-hour nap every day after 5 pm, and since he worked late, he went to bed after 3:00 am. In general, he slept about 7 hours a day.

Thomas Edison

A world-famous inventor and businessman considered sleep an absolutely waste of time. That is why he utilised a polyphasic sleep cycles, which is a nap-oriented pattern used to free up waking time. Thus, he managed to minimize his sleep time to just 3 hours a day.

Leonardo da Vinci

The artist also followed polyphasic sleep cycles, but it was even more extreme. So, he took 20-minute nap after every 4 hours of wakefulness. Just imagine, he slept only 2 hours a day.


You probably heard that the great commander slept only 4 hours a day. Indeed, he usually went to bed after midnight, slept till 2 am, then woke up and continued to work. Closer to 5 am he again went to bed and woke up at 7 am. It means he slept only 4 hours a night.

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