It has been well documented that Donald Trump only needs a few hours sleep and joins what Wall Street have described as the “sleepless elite” the one per cent of the population who need very little sleep to go by, however it has also been proven that there are good reasons to get that full eight hours and that the workaholic who does not want to miss out for a moment on an extra hours work may be cheating themselves long term not just of performing better in the day, but also health problems in the future.
The 'Sleepless Elite'
So much is written about the importance of sleep in the ‘well being mantra’ of health, diet, fitness and about good habits for achieving a good night’s sleep, but what if the only thing you had to do to get to sleep was based on what you wear in bed. It sounds almost too simplistic to be true, but it is something that has been working successfully for us at Homebody since 1999, and for the thousands of people who return to us each season to add to their collection, there MUST be something to it!
Donald Trump is very proud of how little sleep he needs each night, indeed in his 2004 book ‘Think like a billionaire’ he proudly states “I usually only need four hours per night”.
He is not alone and others such as Napoleon, Margaret Thatcher, Barak Obama, Apple CEO, Tim Cook, and Anna Wintour - US Vogue editor - all are renowned to need only a minimum of hours kip.
The importance of sleep
But being driven and ambitious may come at a cost... there is increasing evidence of a link between serious health issues and lack of sleep indeed according to Mathew Walker, author of “Why we sleep” routinely sleeping less than six or seven hours a night demolishes your immune system, more than doubling your risk of cancer” not good statistics!
Walker states that inadequate sleep can determine whether you get Alzheimer’s; dementia, bone issues, blocked arteries that can also lead to a path of heart issues and lets not forget weight gain as well.
Why, because essentially our bodies need time to recover and replenish and if we are not getting that sleep, we cannot fight disease
How to transform the way you sleep
A lot has been written on great tips to achieve the best night’s sleep, however not nearly enough on what is the right clothes to wear to aid sleep.
We are told the best bed,mattress, black out curtain, room temperature but decisions on optimum clothing remain vague and unclear.
Many tell us when asked that they prefer sleeping naked, however we know, that like new born babies that like to be swaddled, even we adults need at times, to feel nurtured and secure to get the best night’s sleep
Our Modal sens wraps the body in softness and is so fine, it feels as though you are wearing nothing. With no adornment or trims , it’s beauty is it’s simplicity. We think about the cut of our clothes in conjunction with sleep and shapes that don’t get tangled during the night. From cami shorts and vest for women and for those who get cold in the night, our drawstring trousers and v neck tee. For men, those cold at night would wear our long sleeve contrast top and cuff trouser and for those getting hot at night, our shorts and two tone top.
Browse our collection of Modal Sens Sleepwear and Pyjamas for men, women and children.
The most crucial thing to remember, is we do need our sleep and having the right tools around you to enable that to happen is where Homebody fits in. Whether it is put on as soon as you get in from work to kickstart your relaxation moment, or just as you jump into bed, we humans like a routine - it suits our minds and our bodies and both these two elements need to be in a happy place for calmness to set in and deep sleep to follow. As Charlotte Bronte once said “a ruffled mind makes a restless pillow”.
The crazy hours some well known figures keep:
Apple chief Tim Cook wakes 3.45
Dame Anna Wintour is playing tennis at 5.45
Twitter chief exec Jack Dorset wakes 5.30
Fashion designer Tom Ford gets 3-4 hours sleep a night
Telegraph – can you really be successful on four hours sleep
Mathew Walker "Why We Sleep"
Guy Meadows "The Sleep Book: How to Sleep Well Every Night"