Cristiano Ronaldo's secret weapon is that he sleeps five times a day before bed and snoozes in the foetal position.
Sleep guru Nick Littlehales has lifted the lid on the amazing routines behind the Portuguese superstar's success.
Ronaldo proved a sponge for sleep advice when then Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti invited Littlehales to come and work with Los Blancos.
The 34-year-old was told to take five 90-minute sleeps a day and sleep on fresh sheets in the foetal position.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner also stops staring at screens an hour and a half before bed.
At Madrid's training centre only the player himself is awarded access to their customised sleeping pod, meaning that the Juventus star napped alone.
Research shows the blue light emitted keep your brain ticking sleep by suppressing sleep hormone melatonin.
From what I have learned from working with him, Ronaldo hates fad diets and is not interested in copying others
Speaking to the Independent, Littlehales said: “Anyone who has ever worked with Ronaldo knows that if you have a discussion in the corner of the room, he will come over and ask what you are talking about.
“The only thing he is concerned with is: does it work for him?”
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