Sleep and Entrepreneurs

Sleep stages

Kirsten Osolind:

Appears lack of sleep is indicative of most entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur Magazine notes that Inventor Thomas Edison reportedly slept just three to four hours a night (though he took daytime naps); Martha Stewart gets by on four or five hours; and Jeff Taylor, founder and CEO of online career center, sleeps anywhere from two to seven hours a night (“Anything less than two hours and I don’t bother,” he has said).

A June 2004 study by, found that almost half of all small business owners claimed to be unable to sleep at night. And Inc. Magazine has written, we should all give sleep 2-weeks worth of respect.

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