‘I have NINE cups of coffee every morning!’ Susanna Reid changes into pink pyjamas while discussing the importance of sleep on Lorraine
Susanna Reid changed into her pink pyjamas for an appearance on Monday’s Lorraine.
The Good Morning Britain anchor, 52, admitted she has no less than nine cups of coffee every morning while speaking about the importance of sleep.
She said: ‘I thought it was eight cups of coffee I have, but they told me it was nine in the green room this morning.
‘I have NINE cups of coffee every morning!’ Susanna Reid changed into her pink pyjamas for an appearance on Monday’s Lorrain to discuss the importance of sleep
‘I don’t finish a cup just a few sips here and there. No caffeine after mid-day not even a cup of tea.
‘I don’t get ridged about naps, I just close my eyes and see how long it lasts. I’ve been getting up at 3.45 for years.
‘I do think if you have a problem sleeping, you shouldn’t obsess over it. I always think, if I’m in bed, I’m resting.
‘I have to go to bed before my children because they are at that age when they stay up,’ she concluded.
Shock! The Good Morning Britain anchor, 52, said: ‘I thought it was eight cups of coffee I have, but they told me it was nine in the green room this morning’
Surprise: She added: ‘I don’t finish a cup just a few sips here and there. No caffeine after mid-day not even a cup of tea’
Susanna recently told The Mail on Sunday’s You Magazine she feels ‘tired a lot of the time’ but is a big believer in the power of a nap – and caffeine.
‘I’ve been doing breakfast news for almost 20 years,’ the broadcaster said.
‘The early starts are baked into the job. From the outside it looks like a bizarre, strange, unnatural time of the morning but for me it’s just work. You build strategies, habits and rituals for dealing with it.’
Hilarious: Lorraine looked a little concerned about Susanna’s coffee admission
One of her main coping mechanisms is drinking up to eight cups of coffee to get her through the three-hour ITV breakfast show.
‘The caffeine starts at 4.30am,’ Susanna added. ‘When I arrive here there’s a coffee on my desk and they keep coming every 15 minutes until 9am. The cups appear wherever I am in the building. I have about eight but then no more caffeine for the rest of the day.’
Afterwards, the mother of three will happily begin a nap, which can last up to two hours. ‘Having a guilt-free nap is one of the enormous pleasures of my day,’ Reid said.
‘I don’t set an alarm. I just see what my body naturally needs… I have told myself that, as long as I get seven hours within a 24-hour period, I should not obsess about getting it all in one go.’
As a journalist, Reid is diligent about her research but there is one area into which she dare not investigate too closely – sleep.
‘There have been a number of big books on sleep recently and I make a point of not reading them,’ she said.
‘I’m worried they will say my sleep strategy is nonsense, that napping doesn’t count and that I have done long-term damage to my health through chronic sleep deprivation. I don’t want to know!’
Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid, pictured, has revealed she drinks up to eight cups of coffee to get her through her daily television show