For years, Gwenyth Paltrow has been a name and face associated with the health and wellness industry. Her lifestyle is exactly what she preaches, from eating clean to meditating. One new habit that Paltrow has promoted grabbed our attention recently, “Clean Sleeping.” We all know and have heard of clean eating, but clean sleeping is a new territory. Sleeping is associated with our hormones, weight gain, stress levels, heart disease, and other health issues making it a vital aspect of our overall well-being.
In an interview with Daily Mail Online, Paltrow noted, “The lifestyle I lead is based not just on clean eating, but also on clean sleeping: at least seven or eight hours of good, quality sleep—and ideally even 10…Sleep plays such a powerful role in determining your appetite and energy levels that I believe it should be your first priority—even before you think about your diet.”
Here are some of her tips to clean sleeping:
Get 9 to 10 hours of sleep each night
The recommended amount of sleeping time for adults is 7 to 9 hours, but Paltrow recommends 10 hours to stay in shape and have glowing skin.
Fasting for 12 hours every day
Paltrow recommends fasting for 12 hours every day for optimal sleep. This means that you can eat for 12 hours every day, and then you cut off eating at a certain hour and resume eating 12 hours after. So, if you have dinner at 8 pm, you shouldn’t eat again until 8 am the next day.
Shut off any technology before bed
We all fall into the habit of checking our phones and scrolling through our feeds before we fall asleep. This could be one of the main reasons you aren’t falling asleep easily. Some studies have shown that the light from your devices could be messing up your sleeping pattern.
Limit caffeine to your mornings
Cut off your caffeine at least 4 to 6 hours before your bedtime. Having caffeine later in the afternoon can impact your ability to sleep and the quality of your sleep.
Stick to the same sleeping schedule
Try sleeping and waking up at the same time every day, this way your biological clock will make it easier for you to fall asleep at night.