Well, mine was. And he continues to be a child with a fairly low sleep requirement. Apparently, only a small minority of people are truly among the sleepless elite or short sleepers. These individuals are able to make it through the day (and through most of the night) with little sleep and no adverse consequences. They also tend to be energetic, outgoing, optimistic and ambitious. For more about this interesting subject, check out the Wall Street Journal’s article about the Sleepless Elite.