Night owls and evening birds are two categories which bifurcate the sleeping and working habits of people . There are people who are lark and there are who are owl. Early risers or the lark take advantage of those morning hours to do mundane activities like go to the gym, make coffee and get to work early, but it’s the late sleepers who really take advantage of the night — the special time to create and invent something new.
Ever wonder how much sleep ultra-successful people get? Are they all super-human and able to operate on barely any sleep (unlike the rest of us)?
Here we are going to talk about those eminent personalities who work as a night owl and gave an inspiration to be like that:
Prime Minister- Narendra Modi
The 63-year-old Indian prime minister is known to be a workaholic. It is believed he hardly sleeps for more than 3-4 hours in a day. When you have a country to run, sleep is a trivial concern. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to work 20 hours a day.
He mention-“I have very little sleep. All my doctor friends consistently advise me that I should increase my sleeping. I should sleep minimum for 5 to 6 hours. But I have become so workaholic and it has become my habit since many years that I hardly sleep for 3.5 hours. But it is a very sound sleep. I go to bed and within 30 seconds I fall asleep,” PM Modi said during an interview in 2011.
The CEO and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Inc revealed he sleeps “almost exactly 6 hours on average.”That’s slightly below the average amount of daily sleep recommended by the National Sleep Foundation , which recommends adults over 18 get 7-9 hours of sleep each night in order to maintain a healthy weight and mood, as well as improve one’s memory and athletic performance.
It’s surprising the 43-year-old entrepreneur even manages six hours of sleep, considering he splits most of his days between his ambitious aerospace and automotive companies; he is also chairman of the green energy service company Solar City, a major philanthropist, and sits on several advisory and engineering boards.
If you’re wondering how Musk can accomplish as much as he does on little sleep, there are plenty of known ways to function at optimal levels on just four hours of sleep .
Indra Nooyi, CEO and Chairman of PepsiCo
Is an Indian American business executive and the current Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, She has consistently ranked among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2014, she was ranked at #13 on the list of Forbes World’s 100 most powerful women, and was ranked the 82nd most powerful woman on the Fortune list in 2016.
Nooyi sleeps barely four hours every night since she was promoted to Pepsi’s top job in 2007. One of the world’s most esteemed female executives says she’s no stranger to long hours as she once worked the graveyard shift as a receptionist while getting her Master’s at Yale University.
Tom Ford, fashion designer and director at Gucci
After dropping out of NYU to pursue a career in fashion design, Ford quickly landed a position as design director at Gucci. Under his leadership, Gucci’s value increased by 90%.He does not attribute this success to talent, but says its due to his energy. It must be pretty intense, considering that Ford sleeps only three hours a night.
Barack Obama, Former President of the United States of America
The list would be incomplete without this stellar individual. According to Michael Lewis’ profile in Vanity Fair, the President went to bed at 1 am and rose at 7 am, meaning he got by on six hours of sleep each day. Sometimes he got even less sleep when his closest aides in the White House decided that it was alright to wake him in face of a crisis situation.
Hence, there is something our parents have been nagging us for since childhood, it’s getting up early in the morning. Nobody likes to give up on their dear morning sleep, leave the warm quilt, and do the rise and shine crap. But as you go by in life, you realise your dreams are worth more than your sleep.
Having said that, we must admit waking up early is no guarantee of success. Much as scoring 90 percent in boards isn’t. Giving your mind and body sufficient rest is as important as acing that takeover. There are people, like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who take their eight hours of sleep and still steer organizations to success