Superhumans exist. They walk this world along with the rest of the normal humans. But they’re not what you might think. They don’t have superhuman strength, x-ray vision or mind reading capabilities. It’s a simpler yet still impressive feat, as simple and impressive as waking up before the alarm clock or having a body clock system that not a lot of people have—it’s the power of sleeplessness.
Research shows that 2% of people have the power to be able sleep for only a few hours but still have the energy to do things like most people do, sometimes even more. They can be classified into three kinds: the sleepless elites, the middle class, and the idle.
The Three Kinds of Superhumans
The Sleepless Elites was a term from Wall Street Journal’s Melinda Beck when referring to people who need lesser sleep than usual—short sleepers—but are still capable of being energetic even without caffeine. These are the high achievers of the superhumans as they take their energy and use it to do something productive and worthwhile. They can be comprised of business owners, investors, CEOs, and any other tough jobs and industries that involve a lot of work hours and even high stress levels. Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin are suspected to be short sleepers but there isn’t much evidence to prove it, not like most successful people who are early risers.
The Middle Classed Superhumans, on the other hand, still retain the same characteristics of the sleepless elites, minus the fact that they don’t hold a higher title or position. This is still possible as all short sleepers don’t mean they’re also all high achievers. (more…)