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Infographic: Who functions on the fewest hours sleep?

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When former UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher died in April 2013, aged 87, she was remembered for many things. Not top of the list, but impressive nonetheless, was the fact that she had an unusually low sleep requirement.

Reportedly she was able to run the country and lay the groundwork for the decades of global economic liberalism to come on only four hours’ shuteye a night. In honour of the tireless work of Baroness Thatcher and high-functioning “short-sleepers” like her, here is our nod to the greatest pillow-dodgers of our time…

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