April 3, 2012

6 Celebrity Sleep Problems

Oh the charmed life of a celebrity. With money, fame and fortune, it might seem like these stars have it all together. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that celebs are human, and deal with many of the same issues we do—including trouble sleeping.

From silver screen stars to athletes, here are six celebrities with sleep problems:

George Clooney

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According to an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, America’s favorite silver fox has trouble falling asleep without the TV on. Although many claim the TV helps them sleep, according to research the electronic glow of the television might actually hinder your ability to fall asleep. Instead, we recommend a relaxing routine, like reading or a hot bath.

Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga’s fast-paced and sometimes eccentric lifestyle, actually leaves something to be desired… a good night’s sleep! In 2010, the fame monster reportedly told OK! Magazine that she hadn’t slept in three days. Prolonged sleeplessness can lead to impaired judgment, car accidents and loss in productivity. We hope Lady Gaga is now getting the rest she needs.

Shaquille O’Neal

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Retired athlete Shaquille O’Neal has sleep apnea, which occurs when someone temporarily stops breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea is more common in people who are overweight and/or have thick necks. At 7’1” and an estimated 325 pounds, Shaq’s sleep disorder isn’t surprising.

Sandra Bullock

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According to the UK’s Now Magazine, when the Oscar-winning actress first adopted her son Louis, she was only getting three hours of sleep a night. While most new parents can probably relate, three hours of sleep isn’t enough. There is no “magic number” when it comes to sleep, however studies have suggested that healthy adults need 7 – 9 hours per night.

Khole Kardashian and Lamar Odom

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Khole Kardashian recently joked on Twitter that her husband, basketball player Lamar Odom, gave her insomnia. The season premiere of their reality show, “Khole and Lamar,” focused on Lamar’s “backwards bedtime schedule” and how it caused Khole to oversleep. Sure, you can’t believe everything you see on TV, but one of the keys to getting a good night’s sleep is establishing a regular sleep and wake time. A quiet wake-up call (so as not to disturb her hubby) at the optimum time could also provide a solution for the “Keeping Up with the Kardashian” star. (Yes, we are talking about the SleepTracker.)

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