For most people, four to five hours of sleep a night can prove destructive. But it seems to be working for US President Donald Trump.
On Tuesday, Trump’s White House doctor said the president is getting a minimum amount of rest.
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“I would say he sleeps four to five hours a night,” Trump’s doctor, Navy Doctor Ronny Jackson, told reporters. “He’s probably been like that his whole life. He’s just one of those guys who just doesn’t need much sleep.”
Researchers claim that the average person needs around seven to eight hours of sleep each day.
But a small percentage of the population (one to three percent) can get by with much less. There’s a scientific name for them: short sleepers — and Trump might be one.
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Trump has previously said he gets little sleep. In an interview with Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor last year, he said he usually goes to bed at midnight or 1 a.m. and wakes up at 5 a.m. to eat, read the papers and watch TV.
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According to researchers, short sleepers can get by with less than six hours of sleep and feel awake and refreshed. Trump isn’t the only famous person who seems to get by with less sleep.
Barack Obama: In 2016, The New York Times reported that he got about five hours of sleep a night.
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Former US President Barack Obama said he didn’t get much sleep while working in the Oval Office.
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bill clinton: In an interview with The New York Times, Clinton said that when he was in college, a professor told him, “Tall men often need less than ordinary people, some sleep no more than five hours a day.” Clinton said he had which took over during his presidency.
Former US President Bill Clinton said he runs the country with less than five hours of sleep a night.
Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo: In a Guardian interview, Mayer said she gets about four to six hours of sleep a night, but catches up by taking a week-long vacation every four months.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she sleeps about four to six hours a night.
Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO: Dorsey manages two companies – Twitter and Square. In an interview, Dorsey said he spends about eight to 10 hours a day at each company, leaving little time for sleep. “I don’t sleep much, but it’s enough,” Dorsey said.
FILE – Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey also says he’s getting little sleep.
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Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo: Nooyi reportedly sleeps about four to five hours a night.
Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo’s chairman and chief executive officer, says she sleeps about four to five hours each night.
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