Celebrities and Historical Figures with Sleep Disorders

Nobody is immune to sleeping disorders, even the rich and famous. If you are currently being treated for any kind of sleep problem, you may find comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Here is a list of celebrities as well as historical figures who have been known to have issues getting a good night’s rest. Could any of them perhaps benefit from one of our San Diego mattresses?


Mariah Carey

The legendary singer has confirmed that she has been diagnosed with type 2 bipolar disorder, which can result in insomnia in some people. Back in 2001, she was even admitted into a psychiatric facility due to the stress from only sleeping 2 hours a day. “Until recently, I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” she once said. “It was too heavy a burden to carry, and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me, and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music.”

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston is an insomnia sufferer who has written a book on the topic. She says that not being able to sleep can have damaging effects, both physically and mentally, because it’s hard work being awake all day long! However, she found some relief when writing down every word of her dreams in order for them to later turn into poetry.

Tom Holland 

Tom Holland, the 25-year-old actor who starred in Marvel’s Spider-Man trilogy, has revealed he once experienced sleep paralysis. Sleep Paralysis occurs when you wake up during the REM cycle with no control over your body – it can make people feel like they’re actually undergoing some sort of possession or attack by monsters from their dreams! Although he is from the UK, if he’s even in town, we would welcome him with open arms to our San Diego mattress store!

Thomas Edison (1847-1931) 

The great inventor Thomas Edison is internationally famous for his many innovations. But the one thing about him that wasn’t so obvious? He suffered from chronic sleep deprivation, and it really showed in all aspects of life, including work ethic!

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

The brilliant artist was known to have struggled with mental health issues in a time when psychiatric care was nearly non-existent, which directly impacted his sleeping ability. Many people believe the stereotype that those with psychological issues are those who lack basic brain function, but Van Gogh was very intelligent, being able to speak English, French, German, and Dutch. He sometimes struggled to get enough sleep at night because of the negative thoughts that were running through his mind. In his older years, the exact opposite would occur. He would be so troubled that he would sleep up to 20 hours a day.

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