Can you survive with 3 hours sleep?

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There are numerous accounts of successful people who only sleeps about 3-4 hours. I sleep about 6-7 hours.. and hopefully would strech myself to 3-4 hours by the end of the year.

How much do you sleep?
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  • Profile picture of the author hazyl lee
    Hey, before you start making money, first you need to take care of your health. Nothing is important than your health. It is not good to have little time to sleep. Human should have 6-7hours of sleep so that you can be very productive in day time. Think about it again. You can earn money at any time but you can't really have a healthy body back if you didn't take care of it at the beginning.
  • Profile picture of the author brute77
    Hezyl, I agree with you where health is concerned but totally disagree where success is concerned.

    My study shows all successful people sleep only for 3-4 hours.. they have trained their body over the years..
  • Profile picture of the author brute77
    See what some of the people has to say about sacrificing their sleep..

    Diddy (Famous for sleeping less than 4 hours a day)

    “I'm not trying to make a hit record; I'm making one. This is what I studied. This is why I stay up twenty hours a day.

    “Sleep is forbidden. When I’m working, I’m a machine and I don’t look at other people like they are human.

    “I'm working when you're sleeping!! When you think you've done enough for the day, KEEP GOING!!

    Silvio Berlusconi (Famous for sleeping 2-4 hours a day)

    "I am constantly working and I don't sleep more than two hours a night.

    "Work, work, work - I am almost German.

    Jerry Weintraub (Famous for sleeping 4-5 hours a day)

    Jerry Weintraub on sacrificing sleep:

    “I made a choice for career and for success. When you make that choice, you give up something - you have to give up something. I worked 24 hours a day and still do, seven days a week. I don't know about Saturday or Sunday, I don't know about holidays and vacations.

    Donald Trump (Known for sleeping 3-5 hours a day)

    "I sleep very little, 3 or 4 hours a night. And that's what I need. And I have friends that need 12 hours' sleep. I say, 12 hours? What are you going to do? So how does somebody that's sleeping 12 and 14 hours a day compete with somebody that's sleeping 3 or 4 ? It doesn't work that way.

    Dana White (2-5 hours sleeper)

    "I literally require no sleep. I can go to sleep for two hours, three hours, and I get up and can kill it.

    "It's not that I don't get a lot of sleep, it's that I don't require a lot of sleep.

    "My life is so good, I don't want to waste any minute of it sleeping. I hate sleeping.

    Darryn Lyons (3-5 hour sleeper)

    "Working like a dog during the week wore me out, so I would try and catch up on sleep at weekends.?I didn’t want to let a minute go past without trying to make money. To this day, I won’t go near washing and ironing. It’s such a bad use of time.

    "In this job, a typical working day is one that never ends. I’m usually awake by around 5 or 6 a.m, and most of the time I don’t get to bed till 2 or 3 a.m.

    "If I have to work around the clock to make something happen, then I’ll do it. People don’t want to work the hours I work, and nobody works as hard as I do. They simply can’t do it – but work is the reason we went fro ‘little’ pictures to f***ing BIG pictures."

    Damon Dash (4-6 hour sleeper)

    "I think you have to give yourself goals and until you achieve them you have to work all day everyday till you get them.

    "I work hard, so I surround myself with people that work just as hard. It's important if you want to create a successful brand. Also, the concept of being "tired" doesn’t really apply to me. In fact, I don’t even consider "tired" tired. If you want to succeed and be successful, you can’t let it bother you.

    "I see a lot of wasted talent, I seen a lot of people that have a lot of skills insight but because they are so smart they cut corners and because of that you see it in their work and a result of their work. Then I see people that are not that brilliant but because they work so hard they are relentless they don’t get it initially but they eventually will because they are way ahead of that smarter person. I think it’s about being resilient and working hard if some closes the door I open it because the doors will always be closed

    "You have to walk it like you talk it. My greatest example is myself and if I can continue to work so can they, you know what I mean? Unless you got more money than me, I don't see how anybody could be relaxing. And even if they have more money they shouldn't be relaxing with it. If you don't have what I have, and I am still putting in the work, I don't see how someone else still is (relaxing).

    Martha Stewart (2- 4 hour sleeper)

    It's an exhausting lifestyle, and I always say sleep can go. It's not important to me right now.

    Aristotle Onassis (Used to sleep 4 Hours day)

    Aristotle on sacrificing sleep:

    “Don't sleep too much. If you sleep 3 hours less each night for a year, you will have an extra month and a half to succeed in.

    “Don't worry about your physical shortcomings. I am no Greek god. Don't get too much sleep and don 't tell anybody your troubles.


    What do you think?
  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    It is about finding what is right for you ..

    I am bi polar i can go long periods of time with only 3-4 hours of sleep a night .. and then crash for a few days .. but i am never able to sleep more than 8.. well thats a lie when i tried meds .. i couldn't get enough sleep ..

    honestly when you find your rythym and what you are ment to do you won't need as much sleep .. but if your body needs rest always rest enough ..

    are they successfull because they only sleep 4 hours a night ... or because they get so much energy from what they do .. they just don't need as much sleep
  • Profile picture of the author Madisonseo
    I need at least 10 hours minimum
  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    most of the time my brain doesn't even fully turn on until 9 or 10 pm a night ..no matter what i do i can't stop this from happening.. so it is only recently that i have began to look for a way to benifit from instead of fight it
  • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
    Can you survive with 3 hours sleep?
    Not for long before some one would shoot me or put a stake through my heart mistaking me for a zombie!

    I need my beauty sleep.

    Seriously though, I personally wouldn't want to try and emulate any of those people because everyone should know what they need for their optimal performance and it just so happens that 3 or 4 hours of sleep isn't mine.

    And besides, not enough sleep can lead to weight gain and cause the body's natural healing process to fail.

    Terra
  • Profile picture of the author danr62
    Originally Posted by brute77 View Post

    Hezyl, I agree with you where health is concerned but totally disagree where success is concerned.

    My study shows all successful people sleep only for 3-4 hours.. they have trained their body over the years..
    So you surveyed every successful person and determined that all of them only sleep for 3-4 hours per night?
  • Profile picture of the author SchenkerF
    If you don't sleep because of work, you are stressed, even if you don't realize it and after some time you'll get a burnout.. that's normal, being stressed and forgetting everything around you - even your health, and than all of a sudden, it will hit you...
  • Profile picture of the author therenegadeleader
    Well, I don't think I would survive that short hours of sleep. Rest is very important to me in order to be more productive in the next day. But if sometimes over time will be necessary, I wouldn't mind sleeping 3hrs but for the whole week with that kind of sleeping hours. I doubt I survive that.
  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    are you ever financially free if you have to endager your health to be more productive .. or shal i say appear to be more productive ..

    It's your choice if you want to be a slave to getting more money .. but if your makeing enough money to live and you just don't need more than 4 hours sleep ..enjoy
  • Profile picture of the author KevinG
    Originally Posted by danr62 View Post

    So you surveyed every successful person and determined that all of them only sleep for 3-4 hours per night?
    That was my thought too... I highly doubt every successful person goes on that same amount of sleep.

    I was going on 3-4 hours every night for many years. It wasn't until I recently making more time for sleep (around 6 hours) that I actually realized how less productive and on-my-game I had been before. ...and no longer having to fight through that grogginess each mid-afternoon!

    Like others have mentioned, each of us is different. You have to find what works best for you.

    Just be careful not to unwittingly sacrifice productivity in your quest to achieve more of it!
  • Profile picture of the author brute77
    I havenot surveyed all the people myself, but the list of quotes itself is a tiny proof for people proponent of less sleep and donald trup's statement kind of sums it up..

    "I sleep very little, 3 or 4 hours a night. And that's what I need. And I have friends that need 12 hours' sleep. I say, 12 hours? What are you going to do? So how does somebody that's sleeping 12 and 14 hours a day compete with somebody that's sleeping 3 or 4 ? It doesn't work that way. "
  • Profile picture of the author brute77
    I havenot surveyed all the people myself, but the list of quotes itself is a tiny proof for people proponent of less sleep and donald trup's statement kind of sums it up..

    "I sleep very little, 3 or 4 hours a night. And that's what I need. And I have friends that need 12 hours' sleep. I say, 12 hours? What are you going to do? So how does somebody that's sleeping 12 and 14 hours a day compete with somebody that's sleeping 3 or 4 ? It doesn't work that way. "
  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    actually i think the quote should just be .. how does one sleep 12-14 hours a day .....and if that is a priority for you .. you only really need enough to buy an extremly comfortable bed ..

    then again .. he might have un knowingly been refering to hugh hefner ..and i'd stay in bed 12 hours a day if i had and endless supply of playboy bunnies ..
  • Profile picture of the author Gavin8492
    I NEED my 8 hours or I can't function at all lol
  • Profile picture of the author AaronMorton
    Brute77 my question to u is how successful r u at the moment with the amount of waking hours you have currently?
  • Profile picture of the author Bluestarace
    In time of need, I actually can. But I don't prefer it. I am more productive with at least 6 hours of sleep.
  • Profile picture of the author charlesparkered
    I can't think properly when i sleep below 5 hours, i'm not sure how they survive on 3hours sleep.
  • Profile picture of the author automaton
    Personally, I don't now how great would be for me only 3 hours of sleep and how efficient I would be. However, there are people who are doing polyphasic sleep and sleeping only 2 hours daily, by autodiscipline (they sleep 20 minutes at a few hours distance and this routine has to be strictly followed) and educating their bodies.

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