Seahawks' Wilson well-rested for NFC Championship

Seahawks' Wilson well-rested for NFC Championship
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) greets tight end Luke Willson (82) at the start of NFL football practice on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is known for saying, "There's no time to sleep."

He has the reputation of being the first person at the Seahawks' practice facility (as early as 4:30am) and the last one to leave every single day.

While he doesn't get much rest, Wilson does in fact find some time to sleep. He gets about six or seven hours (max) of rest a night.

"I don't get much sleep throughout the week," Wilson said.

The same can't be said for the night before a game. While you'd think Wilson might be antsy, he actually sleeps better before he plays.

"I'm always relaxed," said Wilson. "I get a good nine or ten hours, probably."

Wilson's sleep is so important to the Seahawks, he actually wears a monitor on his wrist. The team wants to know exactly how many Zs their star quarterback is catching.

"I have this little watch on that measures my sleep," said Wilson, "and other stuff they have me doing."

When it really comes down to it, Wilson isn't too concerned about his sleep. He's more worried about you getting a good night's rest before the NFC Championship.

"We need our fans," Wilson said. "Our fans are the best in the National Football League, so they need to rest up so they can cheer as loud as they can.

"It's going to be a battle from play one to the end. We want to make it the best 60 minutes we've ever played here. We're looking forward to that." 

Wilson has dreamed of making it to the Super Bowl in the past. Now, he can make that dream a reality with a win against the 49ers on Sunday.