There are so many reasons why quality sleep is crucial for our health and wellness. While we sleep, our body works hard to relieve stress, repair brain cells, control body fat, and revitalize our minds, among others.
In line with this, the National Sleep Foundation launched its Sleep Awareness Week, an annual public awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep, which runs from March 2 to 8. Members of the NSF’s Sleep Care Center offer sleep education to the public by hosting events in their local communities.
We, at Bedding Stock, also share the same values and tirelessly advocate the importance of sleep. That’s why we’ve listed eight well-known and respected personalities who have gone on record about how they easily achieve their goals after a good night’s sleep.
1. Bill Gates. The former chief executive of Microsoft stays on top of his game by getting enough sleep. In a Microsoft FAQ, Bill stated, “I like to get seven hours of sleep a night because that’s what I need to stay sharp and creative and upbeat.”
2. The Dalai Lama. During an insightful 2012 interview with the Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington, His Holiness emphasized that sufficient sleep is essential to keep the mind calm and relaxed during the day. “Sleep is the best meditation,” he succinctly said.
3. Jeff Bezos. The founder of Amazon.com has long realized how getting enough sleep is key to staying on top of his game. “I’m more alert and I think more clearly. I just feel so much better all day long if I’ve had eight hours,” Bezos shared with the Wall Street Journal.
4. Matthew McConaughey. Before he ventured into the far reaches of space in his recent Christopher Nolan-directed film, Interstellar, the Oscar-winning actor firmly believes in the benefits of having a restful sleep. Matthew says he needs to sleep for eight and half hours every night in order to be “alright, alright, alright” the following day.
5. Ellen Degeneres. The popular TV host-comedian makes sure she clocks in at least eight hours of sleep each night. She told People, “I’m usually asleep by 11 p.m. and up around 7:30 a.m. It’s a lot!” No wonder her show Ellen stays on top of the ratings game.
6. Arianna Huffington. The president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group learned an important life lesson when she suffered from exhaustion in 2007. Arianna decided to make drastic lifestyle changes and began sleeping seven to eight hours every night, which is a far cry from the inadequate four to five hours of sleep that she used to clock in.
7. Jennifer Lopez. The actress-singer famously revealed her secret to keeping healthy and beautiful in People. “Sleep is my weapon. I try to get eight hours a night. I think what works best is sleep, water—and a good cleanser.” You go, J-Lo!
8. Halle Berry. Another fine actress with a rare and timeless beauty, Halle attributes her youthful, glowing skin as well as her drop dead gorgeous figure to getting at least eight hours of beauty sleep every night. “I love to sleep. When I’m rested, I’m at my best,” she told People.
So there you have it, our illustrious list of famous and successful ambassadors of sleep and wellness. We hope that you will be inspired and motivated to get a healthier, happier sleep! If you’d like to read useful tips on how to get some much-needed shut-eye, click here.
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