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If You Have This One Crazy Sleep Habit, You Could Be a Genius
19 December 2017 IST
If You Have This One Crazy Sleep Habit, You Could Be a Genius

Spoiler alert: It's probably a good thing if you don't.
 

 
 

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: Nothing beats the benefits you get from sleep. Everything from your mind to your mood gets a boost from a good night’s shuteye, and sneaking in a midday nap might even make you smarter. But despite the brain benefits from getting plenty of Zzz’s, there is one reason to consider cutting back. Two historic geniuses took “you snooze, you lose” a little too seriously, and if their claims can be believed, it did wonders for their productivity.
 
Rumor has it that Leonardo da Vinci and Nikola Tesla both maintained an intense sleep cycle called “Uberman,” which consists of taking six 20-minute naps, spaced evenly throughout the day. The practice is based off of an extreme form of polyphasic sleeping, where you snooze for short periods more than three times in a day, Curiosity reports. Check out 6 more brainy habits of the wisest people.
 
There is an added perk to these unusual resting patterns, though. By sleeping for just one and a half to two hours every day, da Vinci was able to gain up to six “productive hours” of work every day, according to author Claudio Stampi. “By following this unique regimen, he ‘gained’ an additional 20 years of productivity during his 67 years of life,” Stampi wrote in his book Why We Nap.
 
Research even backs these claims up. According to a 1989 study published in the journal Work & Stress, polyphasic sleep strategies can improve personal performance in the long run. You’ll want to steal the productivity trick that the greatest thinkers in the world had in common.
 
But while this might seem great in theory, we wouldn’t recommend trying it at home. Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your brain and even jeopardize your job. Plus, this is what happens to your body when you don’t get enough sleep, anyway. All the more reason to get your recommended seven to nine hours of Zzz’s tonight—and not feel the least bit guilty about it.

 
 
 
 
 

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Serving political interests in another person's illness is the lowest form of human value. A 70+ y old lady has cancer.

November 28, 2016 05:00 IST
Shibu Chandran
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Serving political interests in another person's illness is the lowest form of human value. A 70+ y old lady has cancer.

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