Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that I sleep about 6 hours a night - I tried less, but overall productivity declined.
CEO of Tesla Elon Musk says I sleep ‘about 6 hours’ a night – ‘I tried less, but total productivity decreases’CEO of Tesla Elon Musk says I sleep ‘about 6 hours’ a night – ‘I tried less, but total productivity decreases’
“I work a lot,” Musk told Joe Rogan during the latest episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience.” “Normally, I’ll be in meetings at work until 1 or 2 in the morning. Saturday [and] Sunday, usually not, but sometimes.”
So, how does Musk have time to do it all? He keeps his time sleeping to a minimum.
Musk gets “about six hours” of sleep, he told Rogan. “I tried sleeping less, but then total productivity decreases,” he said. “I don’t find myself wanting more sleep than six [hours].”
Musk has said that in the past he worked hundreds of hours a week. Sometimes the billionaire would even sleep on the floor under his desk at Tesla, the Wall Street Journal reported.
“There were times when, some weeks ... I haven’t counted exactly, but I would just sort of sleep for a few hours, work, sleep for a few hours, work, seven days a week,” Musk told Kara Swisher in November 2018, recalling his effort to ramp up Tesla Model 3 production. “Some of those [weeks] must have been 120 hours or something nutty.”
Musk admitted that the schedule was not healthy, telling Swisher that he had “burnt out a bunch of neurons.”