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Madonna says she doesn’t need much sleep

Are Eight Hours too much?


Madonna says she doesn’t need much sleep, and Margaret Thatcher is famously said to have only slept for 4 – 5 hours a night as Prime Minister.

Leonardo da Vinci slept little, as did Napoleon, Edison, Jefferson, etc.

Madonna at her 'Confessions' Tour at Wembley A...


We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night, frightened we aren’t getting enough sleep.

But has anyone thought why we think eight hours could be the norm?  Maybe less could be good for you?


A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural for some people. Continue reading