Cristiano Ronaldo, despite being immersed in important legal problems for his alleged tax offense with the Spanish Treasury, seems to have no problem getting a good night’s rest. The Real Madrid striker has a ‘secret weapon’ to improve performance during the day since December 2013 is using the services of the ‘coach of the dream’, the British Nick Littlehales , who helps elite athletes to sleep deeply getting them to increase their activity in the training sessions.
The Littlehales recipe I recommend that instead of sleeping the traditional eight hours straight at night, do it five times in 90-minute cycles during the day. In addition, an hour and a half before bedtime, Cristiano Ronaldo turns off his cell phone and other electronic devices (laptop, tablet …), and also stops watching TV or any other screen. The Portuguese crack also usually sleep with a microfiber blanket, in his case one in which his name is inscribed.
Littlehales , also an advisor to the Sky cycling team, recalled how he met CR7. “Real Madrid invited me when Carlo Ancelotti became a manager. I was standing on the edge of the training ground, talking to the Madrid staff, when Ronaldo ran. He had been training all day and one would have expected him to run straight into the locker room for a shower but he asked what we were discussing, “said the ‘dream coach for athletes’, as he himself calls himself, told the British newspaper ‘The Independent’.
“He (Cristiano Ronaldo) was interested in what he was trying to do because as an athlete, he has always invested in himself. From what I’ve learned from working with him, Ronaldo is not interested in fad diets, he’s not interested in copying others. The only thing that worries him is if it works for him, “continued Littlehales , author of the book ‘Sleep’ and creator of the ‘R90’ method.