Friday, April 08, 2011

I Am Not Among Them

The Sleepless Elite - WSJ.com: "For a small group of people—perhaps just 1% to 3% of the population—sleep is a waste of time.

Natural 'short sleepers,' as they're officially known, are night owls and early birds simultaneously. They typically turn in well after midnight, then get up just a few hours later and barrel through the day without needing to take naps or load up on caffeine.

They are also energetic, outgoing, optimistic and ambitious, according to the few researchers who have studied them. The pattern sometimes starts in childhood and often runs in families.

While it's unclear if all short sleepers are high achievers, they do have more time in the day to do things, and keep finding more interesting things to do than sleep, often doing several things at once."

6 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Kinda wish I was.

Mel Odom said...

That's me! 5 or 6 hours of sleep a night. I've got two sons just like me.

Bill Crider said...

I wondered how you got so much work done!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Evan Tanner!

Jeff

Bud said...

Neither am I, but I can dream about being so :-)

Cap'n Bob said...

James Reasoner MUST be one. How else to explain him?