Authors’ Sleep Patterns & Productivity (via @shortlist, HT @benharkin)

This is a bit of fun and made me think about my own sleep patterns a little. Of course, is this correlation or causation? Does being a good writer predispose us to particular sleeping patterns, or does the sleeping pattern influence the writer?

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and a better author. Wait, that’s not right.

Maria Popova (from commissioned an infographic to map the productivity of authors against their sleeping patterns.

It makes for an interesting read, demolishing any notion that there’s a ‘perfect hour’ to rise. We’re all for adopting Charles Bukowski’s approach to mornings…

Check out the poster here:


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