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    In this file photo taken on June 14, 2018 engineer and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk listens as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about constructing a high speed transit tunnel at Block 37 during a news conference in Chicago, Illinois

    Elon Musk Roasted on Twitter as He Admits Poor Sleep, Taking Pills

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    The Tesla and SpaceX CEO’s recent tweets have caught the public's attention with some social media users suggesting that Musk might have taken drugs prior to posting them. The latest such tweet even led to a panic on the stock market and a SEC investigation into Tesla.

    In an interview with The New York Times Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has shared details about his "most difficult, excruciating year" and the reasons behind his mind-blowing Twitter behavior. It turns out that Musk has faced serious challenges fulfilling production norms for Tesla automobiles this year, working some 120 hours per week without proper rest and such a work schedule has taken a toll on his health. He is now unable to properly sleep without taking Ambien.

    "It is often a choice of no sleep or Ambien," Musk said.

    The latter became a point of concern for some of the board members, the media outlet reported, citing anonymous sources close to the board. Some of the members believe that Ambien, instead of helping Musk sleep, prompts him to post his notorious midnight tweets.

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    Musk himself says he was not on drugs when he tweeted about making the company private, refuting claims that he was high on weed. According to Musk, he aimed for transparency, but now the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating the company's activities over the market panic that the tweet created.

    "But I was not on weed, to be clear. Weed is not helpful for productivity," he said.

    Social media users were not especially imbued with compassion towards Tesla's CEO upon learning about his health problems. Many Twitterians suggested that Musk is actually trying to play the "Ambien card" to explain his misdeeds on Twitter.

    Many Twitter users mulled over the idea of how Ambien might have affected Musk's brain or behavior.

    Some users showed their outright disdain for the CEO and his hardships.

    Although there were those, who felt for Musk and wished him well.


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