For Christian McCaffrey, Sleep Is Serious Business | Beaufort County Now | Christian McCaffrey did not become one of the best running backs in the NFL accidentally.

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    SPARTANBURG     Christian McCaffrey did not become one of the best running backs in the NFL accidentally.

    Everything he does to prepare for a season is carefully planned — from the weights he lifts, to his running workouts, to the food he puts in his body, to the way he studies. His daily routine is enough to exhaust anyone.

    But because it's Christian McCaffrey, the work doesn't stop when he's exhausted; it's just getting started.

    As tempting as it might be simply to flop at the end of a long day, McCaffrey sleeps meticulously, aware of his need to recharge and how important it is to stay at the level he wants to be.

    "I'm extremely conscious of it," he said. "Once I started really making sleep a part of my routine as far as before bed, and when I wake up and staying consistent with it, I noticed just a different level of energy in the mornings."

    [ ... ]

    Read the full article HERE on Panthers.com.

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