How Much Do The Pros Sleep – HuffPost

2014 August 13
By: Jordan Schultz
Published at huffingtonpost.com

 

These Famous Athletes Rely On Sleep For Peak Performance

  • Kevin Durant (basketball) – 8 hrs of sleep per night
  • Larry Fitzgerald (football) – 9 hrs
  • Usain Bolt (athletics) – 8 to 10 hrs
  • Michelle Wie (golf) – 12 hrs on average, not less than 10 hrs but once slept 16 hrs
  • Russell Wilson (football) – 7 hrs
  • Rafael Nadal (tennis) – 8 to 9 hrs
  • LeBron James (basketball) – 12 hrs
  • Steve Nash (basketball) – 10 hrs + naps (1/2hr to 2hrs on game days)
  • Michael Phelps (swimming) – sleeps in a tent simulating 8,000-9,000 ft of altitude
  • Kurt Busch (Nascar) – 8 1/2 hrs
  • Derrick Rose (basketball) – takes a 3 hr naps before every night game
  • Andy Murray (tennis) – 12 hrs
  • Roger Federer (tennis) – 11 to 12 hrs
  • Amar’e Stoudemire (basketball) – 8 hrs
  • Earl Watson (basketball) – 8 hrs
  • Lindsey Vonn (alpine skiing) – 9 hrs
  • Maria Sharapova (tennis) – no special training ahead of Grand Slam, except extra sleep

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Average sleep for these pros: 9.5 hours per night, naps not included

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