Goop founder relies on ‘clean sleeping’
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
SNOOZER: Seems US actress Gwyneth Paltrow got her preferred 10 hours of sleep.