From Napoleon Bonaparte and Margaret Thatcher to Twitter founder and Square, CEO Jack Dorsey and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, many successful leaders have claimed they only need 4-5 hours of precious sleep a night.
They seem wired differently and shame the rest of us for craving eight hours of shut eye every night.
CNN reports that but for the majority of us - including many top CEOs and world leaders - this is certainly not the case, according to Dr. Tara Swart, an international neuroscientist and CEO of The Unlimited Mind. Missing a night of sleep can have quite a 'devastating' effect on our performance, Swart says.
'One to two percent of the population can survive on four hours of sleep a night', said Swart, 'but 7-8 hours is optimal for most of us', she claims.
Could the secret to success in your professional lives be linked to how well you sleep ?
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