The Bedtime Routines of 4 Exceptionally Successful People

The Bedtime Routines of 4 Exceptionally Successful People


Weird fact: Mariah Carey sleeps about 15 hours a night. That’s about double the recommended minimum.

The Grammy Award-winning pop siren snoozes more than half the day away for one reason and one reason only: So she can hit her ear-piercingly high high notes. Apparently it works, mostly. “I’ve got to sleep 15 hours to sing the way I want to,” she once told Interview magazine. Call it crazy. We call it career insurance.

Then Elon-Muskthere are the luminaries who fall somewhere in the middle when it comes to their sleep habits and nighttime routines – people who tuck in a little more like us. Some celebrities sleep a full eight. Others scrape by on what little they can, depending on the day’s workload and what’s on the docket for tomorrow.

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One thing the rich and famous generally have in common is that we love to voyeuristically follow the days and nights of their lives, right down to how and when they hit the pillow (and, you betcha, who with).

Here’s a revealing glimpse into the bedtime routines of four of today’s most successful people. Go ahead and pry. You know you want to. 

Kim Lachance Shandrow
Kim Lachance Shandrow is a Los Angeles-based tech journalist who specializes in writing about iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android phones, as well as social media marketing, startups, streaming TV, apps and green technology. Her work has appeared on NBC’s The Today Show,,, and in The Los Angeles Times and The International Business Times. She also consults for Ameba, a Canadian multiplatform children’s streaming TV startup.