Infographic: Bizarre Sleeping Habits of Famous People


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Nicholas C. Rossis

I recently wrote about Famous Books Which Began As Dreams. I’m continuing on that theme with today’s post, which features an Infographic on sleep found on

Did you know that Napoleon slept only four hours a day or that Leonardo Da Vinci was a polyphasic (“siesta”) sleeper–i.e. he took several naps throughout his day, each lasting between 20 minutes and two hours? In fact, several famous people, from politicians and entertainers to writers and scientists, had bizarre sleeping habits, with many of them fighting insomnia and working through the night.

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Infpgraphic sleeping habits of famous people | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's book

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5 thoughts on “Infographic: Bizarre Sleeping Habits of Famous People

  1. Interesting. I worked for a guy who could get by just fine on and hour to an hour and a half sleep a day. His kids were just like him. They had floodlights outside so they could garden, or they’d be up playing games, and so on, all this while mom is desperately trying to stitch together a good nights rest. They ended up getting a divorce. She didn’t even think about fighting him for the kids!

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