Short Sleepers: Awake and Alert on Only a Few Hours' Rest

Mara Schiavocampo and short sleeper Jenn Schwaner test reaction time after four hours' sleep.
3:00 | 02/24/14

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Inch monitor is what's known as a short -- someone who can get by on just a few hours of sleep -- night and wake up refreshed and feeling well rested. I am definitely not a short sleeper after just four hours of sleep. I'm dragging -- we tested my reaction time by seeing how fast -- can catch this fifteen inch ruler after multiple tries I kept getting worse. Eleven inches. Thirteen. But -- -- just a few hours sleep her standard for most of her adult life. She caught it every single time and did three times better than me very -- for. --

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