We all have 24 hours in a day but some people just seem to get more done than the rest of us. Although there is no perfect formula to productivity, having a night routine and making sleep a priority is often credited for increasing performance.
Being a set of dreamers ourselves, we take a peek into the sleeping habits of 5 highly successful entrepreneurs of the modern age:
1. ELON MUSK
CEO of Tesla and SpaceX:
Sleep Cycle: 6 hours per night ( 1 am – 7 am)
In a Reddit AMA, Musk said he slept “almost exactly 6 hours on average.” He continued with saying “sleep is really great. I find if I don’t get enough sleep I’m quite grumpy… I could drop below a certain threshold of sleep, although I would be awake more hours I would get less done because my mental acuity would be affected.”
2. TIM COOK
CEO of Apple:
Sleep Cycle: 7 hours per night (9:30 am – 4:30 am)
According to Gawker’s Ryan Tate, Tim Cook begins sending our emails as early as 4:30 in the morning and hits the gym before heading into work. He is known to be the first in the office and the last out – following a routing similar to his former boss Steve Jobs.
3. BILL GATES
Co-Founder of Microsoft:
Sleep Cycle: 7 hours per night (12 am – 7 am)
In a Microsoft FAQ, Bill Gates shared he likes to get “seven hours of sleep a night because that’s what [he] needs to stay sharp and creative and upbeat.” As somebody who used to pull all-nighters in the initial years at Microsoft, Gates claims that he is unable to think creatively if he isn’t well rested.
4. SHERYL SANDBERG
COO of Facebook:
Sleep Cycle: 7 hours (9: 30 pm – 5 am)
Sheryl Sandberg balances her busy days at Facebook and time with her kids by hitting the bed as early as 9:30 pm. In an interview, she emphasized on the importance of sleep by saying “we have to acknowledge that not everyone can get the sleep they need,” in relation to the napping pods that can be found at Facebook HQ.
5. Jeff Bezoz
Founder & CEO of Amazon.com:
Sleep Cycle: 7 hours per night (10 pm – 5 am)
Jeff Bezoz has always emphasized the benefits of a good night’s sleep – in an interview with Wall Street Journal, he claimed he is more alert and able to think more clearly after a long day if he has had eight hours of sleep. He reiterated his sleep routine in a conversation with Thrive Global, saying: “Eight hours of sleep makes a big difference for me, and I try hart to make that a priority. For me, that’s the needed amount to feel energized and excited.”