I was never even close to the level of these guys, but when I was doing the NORBA series, and other regional series, flopping in crappy hotel rooms, on couches, or in the back of my Nissan PU, I got into a routine/rhythm of sleeping before races. Yep, you are amped up for tomorrow morning and you are in an unfamiliar bed, but you just get used to it when you do it enough (you get to a point that no bed is familiar, which is its own form of familiar). I did travel with my own pillow though.I've always wondered how elite athletes are able to sleep at night during races without sleeping pills. How it's even possible with those high adrenaline levels. But I guess that's a question for the clinic.