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Coldplay's Chris Martin on sleep troubles: "Real life is much better"

Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin has revealed that he is plagued by sleep troubles and often sees a therapist to help combat the condition. 

The 'Paradise' rocker explained that he suffers from nightmares that are usually connected to his profession and even once dreamt of a song that he played to iconic musician in the hope that it was some kind of unconscious masterpiece:

"I have a lot of trouble sleeping. It's to do with that (releasing new music) and what to take and not to take. I'll give you a classic dream I had last night. We were 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."

"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."

Referring specifically to a song that came to him in a dream, Martin added: "He (David Bowie) said, 'I'm really sorry, but it's not your best.' He was very kind about it. 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."


Watch Coldplay perform 'Charlie Brown' below: