Mikaela Shiffrin has an intense schedule, one that typically involves waking up early, training for up to six hours, and exercising. One other thing she’s sure to include in each day? Long naps. “When I tell people that, they’re like, ‘What!?'” she told Deadspin, referring to her routine napping. “But you work out six hours a day and you’d sleep that long too.” Shiffrin sleeps so often, in fact, that, during a “Today” interview, she even joked about winning a hypothetical gold medal in napping (via People).
Shiffrin, who gets around nine hours of sleep at night in addition to her hour-long naps, doesn’t just snooze when she’s training for competition. She’s also known to squeeze in naps during events, like the time she managed to take a nap between races at the 2018 Winter Olympics. “I do it on every race,” Shiffrin told USA Today during the 2018 Olympics. “There’s always a little bit of time between the first and the second run and I think I had an hour today where I could sort of lie down for an hour on a bench in [the] corner of the lodge.”