Gautam Rode shares his sleep secrets with Nairita Mukherjee.
“Sleep is very important because it gives your body rest and also helps you feel energised and rejuvenated. Just like fitness and a proper diet are important for a healthy body and mind, sleep too plays an equally crucial role. Without that, your body will be fatigued and you will run low on energy.
“I am not a heavy sleeper. I usually just need around five to six hours of sleep. So, when I’m on a hectic shooting schedule or travelling, I make sure I get adequate rest by simply closing my eyes and resting my mind. I’m also not a power nap type of a person.
“However, early morning shifts are a bit tricky. If it’s a 5am shoot, then I’ve to wake up really early, so I’ll end up not sleeping much. I’ll be worried whether I’ll be able to get up on time or not.
“I have no such habits of reading or listening to music before I go to bed. I’m usually not fussy about comfort when it comes to sleep either— just one decent pillow and a firm mattress that supports my back as well and I’m good to go.”