There are maybe a FEW people for whom this makes sense. But I’m incredulous that people would go against consistent and irrefutable research about the effect of little sleep on performance. It’s a marathon, folks.
Mr. Stevens belongs to a hardy breed who set themselves apart by their embrace of sleepless nights. Most travelers view insomnia as an affliction: 41 percent of those questioned in January by the Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown & Russell/Yankelovich Partners National Business Travel Monitor said they did not get enough sleep on business trips, and 29 percent said they did not sleep well.
The mavericks, by contrast, not only welcome the condition, they nurture it and say they thrive on it.