We’ve heard it time and time again – you need a solid 8 hours of sleep every night. Although sleep is very important, not everyone’s sleep patterns are the same.

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Sleep Patterns

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Just looking at the sleep pattern of Bill Gates, Barack Obama Tim Cook, Richard Branson, Ellen DeGeneres, Mark Zuckerberg and Winston Churchill you can see that sleep patterns can be very unique to each person.

The sleep pattern of Bill Gates is similar to that of Barack Obama, who both wake up at 7:00, but Obama stays up one hour later and only goes to bed at 01:00.

The only people on the infographic who get a solid 8 hours sleep every night are Moz founder Rand Fishkin, Neil Patel, Ellen DeGeneres, Jayne-Anne Gadhia and Buffer’s Leo Widrich. Widrich and Fishkin both get late starts, only waking up at 9:00.

The people who function on the least amount of sleep (and are probably robots) include Richard Branson who only sleeps between 5 and 6 hours a day and Google’s Marissa Mayer who only sleeps between 4 and 6 hours a day.

There are many early risers as well, with Tim Cook, Marissa Mayer, Ariana Huffington, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Benjamin Franklin all waking up before 06:00.

Elon Musk, Rand Fishkin, Barack Obama and Leo Widrich all stay up past midnight. But the most bizarre sleep pattern comes from Winston Churchill who slept from 03:00 – 08:00.

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