Simon Cowell health: 'I was like a vampire' Star reveals his battle with sleep

Simon Cowell, 59, is well known for judging talent show competitions The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and for owning entertainment company Syco. The star is undeniably a busy man. But over the years, Simon’s health had started to take a back seat, in particular his sleep. In an interview with ex Terri Seymour for ITV’s Lorraine, Simon revealed his battle with a regular sleep pattern, but that he’s now done something about it.

He said: “I was like a vampire. I realised I was going to sleep between 5 and 7 in the morning, and then the trouble with that is no matter if you get six hours or eight hours you always wake up tired.

“That’s the problem, because you’re not supposed to do that.”

But Simon revealed as part of his health overhaul he’s not back in a better sleep routine.

He said: “I now go to sleep at 10, I now have breakfast at 8:30. It’s almost like a complete reversal.”

When asked what impact that has had on his son Eric, Simon answered: “That was a big part of it – it just didn’t feel right.

“I couldn’t explain to someone his age I’d been working all night and I’m tired in the afternoon.

“It bothered me, so I thought, ‘I’m just bona do it’, and once I did it, it was simple.”

Alongside a more regular sleep pattern, Simon is now looking trimmer and eating better.

He divulged: “You just know when you’ve got to make a change.

“I just suddenly realised my hours, what I was eating had to change.

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“Also i got confused because there’s so many different diets – I’m never going to understand what all these things are.

“Then I met tis guy and he made it very basic, and I tried it, and importantly I really felt better.

“Once I knew I felt better then it was just easy to stick to.

“Everyone thought I had one of those gastric band things, but no, it really was just cutting out certain things.”

As part of his new diet, Simon has cut out a lot of foods.

He revealed the food he misses the most is pizza: “Of all the things I miss, I miss pizza. Like when Eric’s eating a pizza I’m staring at it like, ‘I really want to eat that pizza’.

An episode of low blood pressure also led to Simon’s lifestyle overhaul


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