Are you getting enough sleep? You’re not getting enough sleep.
Even the rich and famous don’t get enough shut-eye.
Adults ages 18-60 need seven or more hours of sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About ⅓ of them don’t get it.
Are you sleeping a normal amount?
|Hours of sleep||Percentage of people who get this much sleep|
|Less than 5||11.8%|
|10 or more hours||3.6%|
Celebs know as well as anyone the importance of shuteye. “Having peace, happiness and healthiness is my definition of beauty. And you can’t have any of that without sleep,” Beyonce told People. She’s right: “More sleep would make us happier, healthier and safer,” the American Psychological Association reveals.
Still, celebrity sleep habits are as varied as the sleep habits of the rest of us. Here’s how much celebrities sleep each night.
- Donald Trump, 3- 4 hours. At a campaign event in 2015, Trump said to fans: “I’m not a big sleeper … I like three hours, four hours, I toss, I turn, I beep-de-beep, I want to find out what’s going on.” And in his 2004 memoir, he admitted to sleeping just four hours a night, giving readers his advice: “Don’t sleep any more than you have to.”
- Barack Obama, 5 hours. Obama calls himself a “night guy.” While he was president, he’d have dinner with his family at around 6:30 p.m. and then spend the next 4-5 hours alone reading, writing speeches, playing Words with Friends, according to the New York Times. “Michelle Obama occasionally pops in, but she goes to bed before the president, who is up so late he barely gets five hours of sleep a night,” the Times reports.
- Jennifer Lopez, 8 hours: There’s a reason she’s “Feelin So Good:” A lot of sleep. The actress and singer has said that “sleep is my weapon” and tries to get eight hours a night.
- Richard Branson, 6.5 hours: The Virgin CEO goes to bed around 11 and it up bright and early at 5:30 a.m. He may not be getting enough sleep: He sometimes drinks upwards of 20 cups of tea a day.
- Lauren Conrad, 8 hours. “There’s a reason they call it ‘beauty sleep.’ Getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep can actually improve your appearance,” the reality star has said. She practices what she preaches, going to bed at 10 p.m. and waking up at 6 a.m. She gets enough shut-eye by avoiding TV and the Internet late a night.
- Marissa Mayer, 4 – 6 hours: The beleaguered Yahoo CEO is no stranger to all work and little sleep. She’s reported to have worked 130 hour weeks at Google, sometimes sleeping at her desk. In 2012, she bragged: “For my first five years at Google, I pulled an all-nighter every week.” She’s said she sleeps about 4-6 hours a night, according to The Guardian.
- Martha Stewart, 4 hours. No wonder she’s cooked up so many recipes! The domestic guru only sleeps about four hours a night, according to Inc.
- Ellen DeGeneres, 8 hours. When she’s not decorating architecturally stunning homes or hosting a popular talk show, the comedian is likely sleeping. She gets about 8 hours of shuteye each night.
- Jeff Bezos, 8 hours. Amazon never sleeps but its CEO does. He tries to shun early morning meetings and regularly eats breakfast with his family. “I just feel so much better all day long if I’ve had eight hours,” he says.
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