Bos­ton teams sleep their way to the top.

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Bos­ton has won 10 pro sports cham­pi­onships since the turn of the cen­tury, eas­ily more than any other U.S. city. What’s the se­cret? It’s prob­a­bly just sleep.

The top ath­letes and teams in the city seem ob­sessed with get­ting shut-eye. Tom Brady goes to bed at 8:30 p.m. ev­ery night and is sure to get at least nine hours in per ses­sion. For­mer Celtics star Paul Pierce used to sleep in a hy­per­baric oxy­gen cham­ber to catch z’s. The Red Sox are now get­ting into the act as they are go­ing to have “sleep rooms” set up at Fen­way Park, ac­cord­ing to the Bos­ton Globe. The team is hav­ing play­ers test mat­tresses and they’re “get­ting fit­ted for pil­lows” so that they can nap prior to games.

No word on what th­ese sleep rooms will be used for af­ter games, but let’s just say play­ers can prob­a­bly just skip the trip to the club now and have their “friends” over to the ball­park in­stead. What could go wrong?

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