How do those guys who get by on 4 to 5 hours of sleep do it? Maybe we can use caffeine naps to approximate their ability.
I’ve been reading the same rule all my life. You’ve been reading it all your life: “Humans need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Or else!”
It usually doesn’t say “or else,” but it’s kind of implied. If you don’t get 7 or 8 hours of sleep, you’ll flunk Mrs. Weatherbee’s geography exam; you’ll lose the big Peterson account; you’ll kneecap your immune system and develop diabetes and the big C; you’ll hit the gas instead of the brake, end up dead in a lake; or, or, you’ll never know love again, you poor, miserable, sleep-deprived bastard.
If only you could refrain from watching those late-night Frazier reruns on the Hallmark channel and grab a little extra shuteye so you could hit your pre-ordained sleep numbers. Read More…