They make up a scant 1% to 3% of the population. There isn’t…

They make up a scant 1% to 3% of the population. There isn’t much data on these short sleepers, in part because they’re hard to find; they don’t typically seek treatment, since they don’t think of their sleep habits as unusual or disordered.

What the few researchers studying the phenomenon have figured out to date is that naturally short sleepers routinely get six hours or less a night and function well, without being tired. They tend to be upbeat, optimistic and outgoing. They are high-energy multitaskers. Sometimes short sleeping begins in childhood and runs in families

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Five years after the tsunami in Japan, Hiromi Narita still…

Five years after the tsunami in Japan, Hiromi Narita still packs lunches for her swept-away daughter and throws them into the sea. source

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1-3% of the population are known as the sleepless elite. This…

1-3% of the population are known as the sleepless elite. This group of people routinely get 6 hours or less of sleep daily and remain totally functional.

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