Maria Konnikova explains how many hours of sleep we need each night on The Gist.

Think You Need Just a Few Hours of Sleep Each Night? Here’s a Wake-Up Call. 

Think You Need Just a Few Hours of Sleep Each Night? Here’s a Wake-Up Call. 

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
June 9 2015 7:14 PM

Sleeping: You’re Doing It Wrong

High-achievers love to boast about how little sleep they need. Is that BS?

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Zzzzz.

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Listen to Episode 274 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Today on The Gist, how common is the phenomenon of the historic genius or eccentric CEO who needs less sleep than the rest of us? Could more of us benefit from less sleep? Mike asks Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker to open our eyes about sleep deprivation, the latest in a series we call “Is That Bulls--t?” For the Spiel, Burwell or not so well.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.