Interview with Silvio Berlusconi :“I sleep 3-4 hours per day to be more active”. Interview with Michela Vittoria Brambilla: “3 sleeping hours per day are enough: I am a lot more productive”. Interviews with CEOs all around the world (Google CEO and sleeping hours / catnapping): “We do catnapping for a total of 2-3 hours per day to be more active and successful!”
Is this world ruled by neurotic vampires? I am a happy and productive person when I sleep 8 hours per day, like many other normal people I know (i.e. non-CEO, lol). Those interviewed CEOs declared: “I just need 1 minute to get asleep and in 20 minutes I wake up fresh again” or “I had to teach my body [!!!] to go REM in 15-20 minutes and it works, but if I miss a nap I am badly crashed down”.
Then I read in Wikipedia: “REM sleep can occur within about 90 minutes, but in those with a sleep onset REM period, it may be as little as 15-25 minutes. This is considered a sign of narcolepsy [!!!]”
Do you get it? They’re proud to do catnapping every 4 hours in the day and to get REM in 15-20 minutes. They’re proud to follow what they call “polyphasic sleep”, but in reality those CEOs are sick! They’re narcoleptic!
And look what are narcolepsy effects (from Wiki again):
- Limpness at the neck or knees, sagging facial muscles, or inability to speak clearly
- Laughter, anger, surprise, or fear, and may last from a few seconds to several minutes
- Hypnagogic hallucinations are vivid, often frightening, dreamlike experiences
- Such motions as head bobbing are common
I am sure your CEO has most of those symptoms, isn’t it? Make the Planet Earth a better place: put sleeping pills in your CEO coffee In the picture: Silvio Berlusconi catnapping in the Italian Parlament.