Story of how Bill Belichick discovered sleep tanks for Patriots

Ryan Hannable
February 02, 2019 - 4:32 pm

ATLANTA -- On Thursday, the final day of Patriots media availability, Josh McDaniels revealed the team uses sleep tanks, which give people the equivalent of four hours of rest in roughly 45 minutes.

He didn't go into much detail, but Sports Illustrated's Conor Orr got on the case.

James Ramsey, the CEO of Superior Float Tanks, told Orr Belichick was visiting with the United States Special Forces in 2014 to check out some of their latest technology and was led into a sensory deprivation floatation tank. Belichick liked the tanks so much he had a few installed at Gillette Stadium.

The Patriots aren't the only NFL team to use them either, as the Rams and Saints also utilize the product.

In addition, Tom Brady had installed at his home.

“[Belichick] is at the forefront of technology,” Ramsey said. “I feel like, people don’t understand. He’s not cheating. He just knows things that people don’t know.”

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