When the longevity pioneer, Peter Ragnar, was asked about the factors that help him achieve great results, the first word out of his mouth was “Sleep.”
At the same time as I interviewed David Heard on ‘Strength for Life’, I also conducted three interviews with the UK’s top sleep expert, Dr Neil Stanley, then Director of the HPRU, The Human Psychopharmacology Research Unit, and later Chairman of The British Sleep Society.
The highlights were that we don’t all need eight hours sleep; anything between three and eleven hours can be considered normal. … Whatever the spread of our sleeping hours, we are designed to be asleep between the hours of 2am and 4am. And you need the amount of sleep that will, quite simply, allow you to feel awake during the day.