Andrew H. Walker/ Getty Images
After collapsing from exhaustion in 2007 and waking up in a pond of her own blood Arianna Huffington became an advocate for get a good night’s sleep.
Huffington turned her bedroom into a “slumber palace, ” complete with a canopied bed and blackout curtains.Before bed, sheturns off her phone and plugs all her electronics in to charge overnight outside the bedroom. She then takes a hot bath, filled with Epsom salt and lavender oil, to calm her mind and be used to help forget the stresses of the day.
What she wears matters as well, and Huffington sleeps only in garments meant for slumber; no old gym T-shirts let here. Eventually, she dives into a book on poetry or philosophy and lets it lull her to sleep.
Martha Stewart sleeps only four hours a night .
Stewart’s hard work is evident in her success, but other regions of her life have suffered, including her sleep schedule. She gets up hours before her crew arrives at 6:30 a.m. to cook breakfast for a host of pets including ponies, donkeys, and more than2 00 chickens.
Stewart also stays up late reading or watching late-night Tv. “It’s an deplete lifestyle, and I always say sleep can go, ” she told WebMD. “It’s not important to me right now.”
Michael Phelps sleeps in a chamber with air comparable to that provided at altitudes of 8,500 to 9,000 feet .
By placing his bedroom surrounding at ahighaltitude, Phelps lessens the amount of oxygen available, which forces his body to work harder to produce more red blood cells and deliver oxygen to his muscles. It also helps Phelpsincrease his performance endurance and prepare himself for competitors at high elevations.
“Once I’m already in my room I still have to open a doorway to get into my bed, “Phelps said on the CBS News program “6 0 Minutes” in 2012. “It’s just like a giant box. It’s like ‘boy and the bubble.'”
Lyndon B. Johnson divided his day into two switchings .
The former chairperson split his day into two partsto get more done. He usually woke up at about6: 30 or 7 a. m. and worked until 2 p.m. After a quick bout of workout, Johnson would crawl back into bed for a 30 -minute nap, get up around 4 p. m. and working into the early morning.
Johnson reportedly picked up his napping routine from his predecessor John F. Kennedy, who also broke up his day into shifts.