Goop founder re­lies on ‘clean sleep­ing’

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GWYNETH Pal­trow’s healthy life­style is based on “clean sleep­ing”, and she be­lieves 10 hours is es­sen­tial for en­ergy lev­els and ap­petite.

The 44-year-old Amer­i­can ac­tress – who founded healthy life­style web­site Goop – has ad­mit­ted she not only eats well but be­lieves “good, qual­ity sleep” and get­ting “ide­ally” 10 hours of rest ev­ery night is es­sen­tial to a bal­anced life.

Writ­ing in her new book Goop Clean Beauty, which was re­leased last month, she said: “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.”

And the Iron Man star has re­vealed 40 winks play a “pow­er­ful role” not only on peo­ple’s en­ergy lev­els, but on some­one’s ap­petite, which is why she be­lieves a long slum­ber should be ev­ery­one’s “first pri­or­ity”.

She ex­plained: “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.

“That’s be­cause the body re­pairs it­self and detox­i­fies overnight, and it’s this process – hap­pen­ing ef­fi­ciently – that al­lows you to look your best the next day.”

How­ever, Pal­trow – who has 12-year-old daugh­ter Ap­ple and 10-year-old son Moses with her former hus­band Bri­tish mu­si­cian Chris Martin – has de­scribed menopause as “the un­du­lat­ing hor­monal cock­tail of midlife”, which can throw a span­ner in the works and lead to “trou­bled sleep”.

She ex­plained: “But as menopause ap­proaches, changes in hor­mones can lead to trou­bled sleep.

“It might be night sweats, or thoughts rush­ing through your mind, but the un­du­lat­ing hor­monal cock­tail of midlife com­monly leaves women sleep­de­prived and stum­bling through the day like a zom­bie.” – Bang Me­dia

PIC­TURE: AP

SNOOZER: Seems US ac­tress Gwyneth Pal­trow got her pre­ferred 10 hours of sleep.

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