How come every study I see says that you need 7-9 hours of sleep to function well but every successful person says they sleep 4-6 hours.

How come every study I see says that you need 7-9 hours of sleep to function well but every successful person says they sleep 4-6 hours. Even Arnold prioritized more time training over sleep, getting only 6 hours a night, while people on this board will tell you that you must get 8 hours to make gains.

  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I only can get up after 6 hrs if i have to go to work or something important. If I can sleep 8 hrs I WILL sleep 8 hrs, my body wont let me wake up any earlier if there is no urgency to do so.

    Not that I would want to, I'm a certified sleepyhead

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't sleep too much. If you sleep three hours less each night for a year, you will have an extra month and a half to succeed in.

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Studies also say jacking off every day is healthy but its a crock of shit. You keep saying study this, proof that, how about you peer review yourself some bitches, gay.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Except it's true. And you are a memed retard.

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Arnold took steroids, which enhance recovery, meaning he didn't need as much rest to make that much gains

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is where critical thinking would (hopefully) come in. Let's take your statement at face value, that all successful people sleep 4-6 hours (and assume they're not bullshitting you, which is a huge assumption). But fine, let's go with it.
    Now, does that mean that every person who sleeps only 4-6 hours is successful? And since it doesn't, maybe the amount of sleep isn't the determining factor here?

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Study says
    Google "replication crisis". Muh science is a fucking joke.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      They lie, anon. Most of "successful" people were born into money and set for success. Don't believe the cover up stories.

      >Google "replication crisis". Muh science is a fucking joke
      You googled and still came to the wrong conclusion. Typical American not understanding science. Replication crisis pertains mainly to psychology.
      Most technical or biological sciences can and will be replicates.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Replication crisis pertains mainly to psychology.
        >Most technical or biological sciences can and will be replicates.
        Sounds like you haven't read a computer science paper during the past 20 years.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        >They lie, anon. Most of "successful" people were born into money and set for success. Don't believe the cover up stories.
        This. They sleep so little either because their life is so stress-free and comfy that they can sleep efficiently in 5-6 hours, or they just have so much money and they always party and shit that they don't get much sleep. The idea that they're productive overachievers that sleep so little is like IST saying we don't train at the gym and that our muscles are just good genes to impress women

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Replication crisis pertains mainly to psychology.
        nah

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        No

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder that people who sleep 8 hours have higher mortality rates than people who sleep 5

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I unironically trust Onassis and Arnold over some DYEL in a labcoat who passed his undergrad statistics exams by the skin of his teeth.

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I wish I could sleep like that. I stopped being able to sleep properly about a decade ago when my father passed away unexpectedly. No idea if it's related to that, but it just got worse and worse until it was torture. Thankfully it's leveled out now and I sleep well one night a year. Mostly I just pass out, lose time, and wake up feeling tired. It can be much worse. I used to wake up and feel either like running a marathon or vomiting. It was like somebody just punched me in the head. Had a sleep clinic done. No sleep apnea.

  10. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sleep as much as your body wants to, some can get away with 6 hours some need 9. Improving your sleep also means that you won't need to sleep as much and you'll feel more refreshed

  11. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you wake up naturally, without an alarm clock, you've slept enough. Otherwise, no.

    Also, sleep quality matters. Deeper sleep means that you'll have to spend less time sleeping overall, killing two birds with one stone.

  12. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sleep quality matters most, there are people who are more refreshed and ready to kill shit after a few hours of sleep compared to someone with 8+. Personally I function fine with 6-7ish hours, waking up later makes me feel like a log

  13. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because the successful people have a quality that both makes them successful and makes them only need 6 hours. Anyway, don't stay up late playing your video games

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Best post in this thread. I think it's highly likely that someone who has a brain that needs little sleep to fully recover has a better chance at success, even if it's just for the mere reason that such a person has more hours in a day to do stuff. So little sleep doesn't cause success, a brain abnormality causes both little sleep and being successful.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Look up "sleepless elite", about 3% of people have a genetic mutation that enables them to only need 6 hours

  14. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Arnold was roided to the fucking bones you fucking deeply rooted idiot nigro

  15. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Arnold was on T, didn't need to sleep as much to make gains.

  16. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    You produce more testosterone while sleeping

  17. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why dont you try sleeping 4h for a week?

  18. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you’re doing nothing with your life, then of course you will want to sleep more. Because you have nothing to live for. These successful people woke up every day excited. They didn’t want to sleep, they slept because they had to and it was just a limit of the human body.

    They woke up every single day eager to get out of bed and do what they were excited to do. Most people tend to stay in bed for as long as they can until they absolutely have to get up (for that job they hate or to go eat). And most people are nobodies who live boring lives and will die that way.

    If you don’t have passion or a will to wake up every day, then go ahead and sleep the maximum hours you can. These successful people realize that time is the one thing we can’t get back, so why waste it sleeping?

    Who cares if you live 5-10 years less longer. Would you rather live (and i mean truly live) to 80 or survive until you’re 90–100?

  19. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can do 1/2 days of low sleep <6 hours. But on the 3rd day it's really going to catch up to me

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