I go to bed no later than 11 on a week night and no later than 11:30 on weekends. I always get up about 6 am. But boy do I drive home the ‘zzz’s. So I guess I am a 6-7.5 hour man too. So never quite as many as a fool…
The Student sleepes six Howres, the Traueller seuen; the Workeman eight, and all Laizie Bodies sleepe nine houres and more.
[1623 J. Wodroephe Spared Hours of Soldier 310]
John Wesley‥considered that five hours’ sleep was enough for him or any man. ‥The old English proverb, so often in the mouth of George III, was ‘six hours for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool’.
[1864 J. H. Friswell Gentle Life 259]
Is there not a proverb that a man requires six hours’ sleep, a woman seven, a child eight and only a fool more? If this be true, thousands of great men were, and are, fools.
[1908 Spectator 19 Dec. 1047]