Learn the Sleep Habits of Tom Brady and Sleep Like a Champ
Tom Brady lives a good life. He’s a five-time Super Bowl champion, married to a supermodel, splits his time between mansions, and loves to snack.
You know what else? He’s passionate about time spent on a comfortable bed.
It turns out that the Patriots superstar is way into the rejuvenating and healing effects of a good night’s sleep. So while we don’t know that a comfortable bed from Nectar is the way that Tom Brady spends his nights, we can agree that he’d love the quality and value of a good night’s sleep.
“I firmly believe that sleep and recovery are critical aspects of an effective and holistic training program,” Brady has gone on record stating. “Proper sleep has helped me get to where I am today as an athlete and it is something that I continue to rely on every day.”
The Science Is In: Sleep Is A Vital Component Of Exercise
The recovery of your body is totally dependent on the enzymes you produce while you sleep. That means a comfortable bed is the most important tool that you can have for sculpting your body. “You can only work out as hard as your ability to recover,” Brady says. “To be able to rebuild my body with a good night of sleep is so important to be able to continue to play football at a very high level.”
Go To Bed Early… And Stay There
Brady goes to bed at 9 p.m. every day, according to Sports Illustrated. That means that he’s getting at least nine or 10 hours of sleep a night. Brady states that he usually feels overstimulated after a day of practicing and watching game film, so he’s come up with a list of cognitive exercises that allow him to destress. These exercises have the added benefit of helping him wake up without an alarm, something that sleep scientists agree is optimal if you can manage it. That way, you’re always completing a sleep cycle and never waking up halfway through it.
Keep The Bedroom Dark
Brady keeps all the lights off in his bedroom, minimizing blue light and other sleep enemies that could be keeping him up. “I like it cold and dark like a bear,” Brady said in a recent interview with Parade Magazine.
If you’re having trouble falling asleep on a comfortable bed, try ditching the phone and Netflix at least 30 minutes before bed and out of your bedroom entirely. Make your bedroom your sanctuary: a place of peace and tranquility to promote good sleep.