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Is 17 hours sleep really enough?

Of course it is. Here are eight famous people who needed a lot, lot less.

You’ll have a heart attack, die younger and you’re brain will shrink.

You’ve married a gold digger? Possibly.

But it’s also likely that you’re not be getting enough sleep. At least that is what several studies have told us down through the years.

To those, we can now add another piece of worrying research. Not getting enough sleep is as important as diet and exercise when it comes to measuring weight loss.

But is getting enough sleep really all that important?

We take a look at a couple of high achievers who’ve done quite well without it.

Is 17 hours sleep really enough?
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  • Winston Churchill

  • Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO

  • Martha Stewart

  • Napoleon Bonaparte

  • Nikola Tesla

  • Thomas A. Edison

  • Thomas Jefferson

  • Benjamin Franklin

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