Coldplay’s Chris Martin Seeks Professional Help for Sleep Therapy
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin recently opened up about his sleep disorder and how he receives professional help on a regular basis. The singer, father of two -- Apple (7) and Moses (5) -- and husband to the Oscar-winning actress Gweneth Paltrow, sought professional help for his problem to help him fall into a deeper sleep.
"I have a lot of trouble sleeping," Martin tells Showbiz Spy. "It’s to do with [album releases] and what to take and not to take."
Martin says on those nights when he does get some sleep, he typically has nightmares -- most that have to do with his band -- which keep his sleep pattern broken. "I’ll give you a classic dream," Martin says. "We [are] playing on 'Letterman' and I was in a different key to everyone else. David Letterman came on and said, 'Can you stop? This is not very good. Can you do the other song?' And then, we start doing the other one and my shoe falls off."
Martin continues: "It goes a bit surreal after that but it always starts with playing a concert and there’s some insurmountable problem. I have many more nightmares than dreams; probably nine to one. Real life is much better."
However, not all of his dreams are negative when it comes to stuff about his career. One time a song idea came to Martin in the midst of his dream. He went on to share that particular dream and idea to David Bowie, but the legendary singer was honest, telling Martin "it's not your best" idea.
"He was very kind about it," Martin recalls. "I was like, ‘You know what? You’re probably right’ ... It might have been written by sleeping pills, so I wasn’t too personally offended."
This week and the new year has been off to a great start for Martin and his bandmates ... The band's latest single, 'Paradise,' has topped the U.K.'s singles chart, giving them a No. 1 song only 16 weeks after its release. The tune marks Coldplay's second No. 1 single, following 'Viva La Vida,' which hit the top of the charts in June of 2008.