What do Bill Clinton, Martha Stewart and Thomas Edison all have in common? They accomplished a lot on very little sleep. Edison reportedlyonly slept three to four hours a night, while Stewart sneaks in four before going back to running her home decor empire. Clinton's restricted sleep started way before his presidential term demanded it — apparently he was influenced early by a Georgetown professor who told him great men require less sleep.
These high-profile sleep-shunners seem to have convinced many Americans that cutting back on Zzs is the best way to get to the top. As many as 40 percent of Americans get less than the minimum seven hours a night, a recent Gallup Poll found. Between 10 to 15 percent of Americans don't get enough sleep because of a sleep-inhibiting medical condition, researchers estimate. That means the other 25 to 30 percent are sleep-deprived because they don't let themselves get enough rest.
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Get a good night’s sleep before getting out the easel and paintbrushes or the pen and paper. In addition to consolidating memories, or making them stronger, your brain appears to reorganize and restructure them, which may result in more creativity as well. If you are thinking about going on a diet, you might want to plan an earlier bedtime too.
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