How To Survive On Four Hours Sleep During The Work Week

How To Survive On Four Hours Sleep During The Work Week

Jim Cramer is the host of Mad Money and co-founder of He also survives on less than four hours of sleep a night. With just a few weeks left in the year, you might need to emulate his grueling schedule to get that work project over the line. Business Insider sat down with Cramer to find out how he does it. Here is the video.

Now, we’re not saying that four hours of sleep is preferable or even advisable. In fact, multiple studies have shown that the standard eight hours of sleep per night is what most people need to function normally. But if you desperately need to burn the candle at both ends for a short period, the above video explains how to pull it off.

According to Cramer’s sleep specialist, the key is to get ten to 11 hours of sleep on Friday and weekends. If you can stick to this schedule, you will require much less sleep on the remaining days of the week. You apparently won’t start to feel groggy until Wednesday, at which point you only have to get through two more nights on minimal sleep, before the cycle starts over.

Mind you, Cramer also claims that he doesn’t need an alarm clock, so maybe he’s just a freak of nature. For more shuteye hacks, have a browse through our Sleep tag — preferably well before bed.


  • I used to watch the daily show when Jon Stewart was hosting (dropped it when Noah took over, ugh, terrible choice but anyway) at one point they often had segments on jim cramer, and safe to say if that’s how one acts on 4 hours of sleep a night for prolonged periods then i sure as hell wouldn’t want to do it.

    I you want to survive on 4 hours sleep but are having trouble maintaining it, have a kid, good chance they will force you to.

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