It’s time to get to the bottom of the short sleeper myth. As far back as Albert Einstein, there have been a handful of successful people that attribute part of their success to their ability to consistently sleep less than 6 hours every night. The Center for Creative Leadership ran a study and saw that 42% of leaders get less than 6 hours of sleep a night. However, recent research shows that less than 5% of people are naturally short sleepers, people who have a genetic mutation that makes them less susceptible to the effects of sleep deprivation. So how are the 42% doing it and what happens when you are a short sleeper without the genetic mutation?