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.
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.
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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