Smoking cigarettes at 2 in the morning calms me: Simon Cowell

London: Media Mogul Simon Cowell says smoking and drinking at 2 in the morning helps to calm his mind.

The 54-year-old `X Factor` judge recently welcomed a baby boy with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, whom the couple named Eric, reported Daily Mirror.

I always think there is a time in your day when you can be creative. For me, one or two in the morning, couple of vodka and limes, couple of cigarettes, I`m in a calm place: I can think," Cowell said.

"If I tried to cut out cigarettes completely, I would have a real problem: too boring. It`s the same with drinking. I`m pretty good at cutting back when I need to," he added.