Chunky Pandey shares his sleep secrets with Nairita Mukherjee.
I think the biggest benefit of sleep, that people tend to ignore, is that it actually helps one lose weight. A good night’s sleep ensures that your metabolism rate is right and that obviously means you are going to be healthier and fitter. It regenerates and reboots your system and helps the brain cope better with different situations, be it a hectic shooting schedule or an intense workout.
But then again, one should not oversleep, because that makes one lazy. Getting optimum hours of sleep is important to feel energised and avoid feeling sloppy. I cannot sleep for longer than six hours at a stretch. If my body feels sleep-deprived I settle for catnaps in between. Honestly, I don’t think a good sleep is about the number of hours, it depends on the quality.
To ensure a good night’s sleep, I always eat light at night. It’s vital that your body is relaxed and a heavy meal just before going to bed causes hindrance. I avoid taking sleeping pills at all cost. Interestingly, a good cup of coffee helps me fall asleep. I know it’s is weird, but I guess, it relaxes my body.
When your body wants sleep, it doesn’t matter where you are, you just have to sleep. Though I don’t fuss about the mattress, I just need a firm base, a soft pillow and I can doze off. Honestly, I enjoy sleeping, it’s a lot of fun!