Sleep Patterns – Decoding the theory of Success
Sleep as we wish is everything about relaxing our senses, making peace with our body and letting go off anything that happens around. But how many of us know the zillion more activities that go into our sleep pattern.
There are about five different sleep cycles. The initial part of cycle is categorized as light sleep where you witness a slight decrease in heart rate and breathing. It is termed as Monophasic. The other cycles are called as Polyphasic and accountable for deep slumber.
A common thread amongst the world’s most powerful and influential people, they have always been early risers.Let us look of some of the leaders who incorporated the particular sleep routine in order to be successful. The secret to our Prime Minister Mr. Modi’s energy towards excessive international trips is Yoga. It is astounding to know that he sleeps for about 3.5 to 4 hours on an average a day. The President of United States, who makes sure every one of them in the country has the voice that can change the world, goes to sleep at 1 am and wakes up around 7 am. He then works hard to achieve the goals he set for the country relentlessly. The Indian who stood tall after being appointed as the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, maintains a healthy sleeping routine of 8 hours a day. Now this seems like a cut above the rest. According to a research in Daily Mail, it is a requirement that woman must sleep more than man in a day. The average time required to sleep of what more than a man does is 20 minutes.
If you come across some of the impactful women like Indira Nooyi (Pepsi Inc) and Marissa Mayer (Yahoo) who juggles between home and work, gets to sleep for an average 4 hours a day. On the other side, Arianna Huffington sold her company ( The Huffington Post) to AOL for a massive 315 million dollars and took charge as the Sleep Ambassador. Now this is two parallel lines drawn opposite each other. Mukesh Ambani, CEO of Reliance Industries works 15 to 18 hours a day and goes to sleep for 6 hours. Every successful leader is a hard worker and can also be a workaholic on the hindsight. Dominic Orr ( CEO of Aruba Networks) was believed to have worked for a minimum 20 hours a day!
Some people go the drastic ways in order to keep themselves active and energetic. You could know how Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Automobiles kept himself brisk by smoking cigarettes and sipping on coffee throughout the day.
Having aforementioned, in contrast, one can take lifestyle tips from Steven Reinemund needs no alarm clock to wake him up at 5 am. He starts the day with a four mile run and gets ready to go to work. In fact, the amazing and famous artist Leonardo Da Vinci used to take a quick 20 minute power nap once in every 4 hours. And there is Wolfgang Mozart, the Pianist, who goes to bed at 1 am and wakes up as early as possible in the morning.
Take a look at the combined daily routines of top leaders and CEO’s that could help you in evolving as a productive individual during the course of time.
- To be an early bird by rising before the world
- To kick start the day with a suitable exercise regimen
- After exercise, meditate to set up a refreshed state of mind
- To cut down on caffeine and cigarettes. Instead, opt for organic green tea
- To organize the work emails for the day and avoid hassle
- To plan and make a priority list in advance
- Off work, to spend quality time with family
- To have food on regular intervals and avoid big meal dinner
- To sip on a heath drink before going to bed
- To stay away from gadgets and get a goodnight’s sleep