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Elon Musk Says He's 'Fairly Nocturnal,' Sleeps Only 6 Hours A Day

Elon Musk says he is "fairly nocturnal" and only sleeps about 6 hours a day, Beatrice Nolan and Huileng Tan reported for Business Insider.


Photo Insert: The world's richest man said running companies like SpaceX and Tesla meant that "there's usually some kind of thing that's happened overnight."



He told The Full Send podcast he usually goes to bed about 3 a.m. and gets up around 9 a.m. The Tesla CEO says he has a "bad habit" of immediately checking his phone after waking up to see if any "emergencies happen overnight."


He said running companies like SpaceX and Tesla meant that "there's usually some kind of thing that's happened overnight."



Musk also said he now lived just half a mile away from the SpaceX rocket factory in Boca Chica, South Texas. Musk told the podcast he was aiming to replace checking his phone immediately in the morning for working out, saying he needed to be in better shape. "I don't really like working out," he added.


In mid-July pictures of a shirtless Musk on a yacht off the Greek island of Mykonos were published by outlets, including the Daily Mail. It is not the first time that Musk has claimed sleeping less.


All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

In 2015, Insider reported that the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said he slept "almost exactly 6 hours on average."


He is embroiled in a legal battle with Twitter after pulling out of a deal to buy the social media platform for $44 billion. The hearing is due to begin on October 17 in the Delaware Chancery Court.



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