Forget all about clean eating, the hottest trend of 2017 is clean sleeping! In case you’re wondering if a good night’s sleep hasn’t always been recommended, you’re right. Doctors, your parents, and pretty much everyone has always been aware of the benefits of a good night’s rest. So what’s with this new clean sleeping trend now? It’s being promoted by a very famous person! Read on!
Gwyneth Paltrow is promoting it in her new book.
Gwyneth Paltrow is currently promoting her new book, Clean Beauty, and one of the beauty rules she swears by is getting a solid 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. If you can swing it to nine hours of sleep, even better says the actress. She is definitely on to something so keep reading Gwyneth’s advice to why good sleep is a must.
Bad sleep affects metabolism and hormones.
“Sleep plays such a powerful role in determining your appetite and energy levels that I believe should be your first priority”, Paltrow writes in the book. According to the Oscar-winner, poor sleep will unsettle your metabolism and hormones, which can lead to weight gain, bad moods, impaired memory and even brain fog. So, before embarking on a diet and cleaning your eating, you better work on your sleeping habits as well.
They don’t call it “beauty sleep” for nothing.
We are all familiar with the famous saying and we all know that we don’t wake up looking our best after a bad sleep. Let’s not even mention the effects of losing an entire night’s sleep on our skin, especially as we grow older. According to 44-years-old Paltrow, “poor sleep is terrible from a beauty perspective”. Your skin makes new collagen while you sleep, which is part of the skin’s repair process. Collagen helps your skin look plump and youthful and prevents and fights wrinkles. Make sure you get your beauty sleep each night!
Clean sleeping prevents serious health issues.
One of the many benefits of a good night’s sleep is preventing serious health issues. To get her readers aboard the “new” health trend, Paltrow warns that bad sleeping can rise “serious health concerns such as inflammation and reduced immunity (which can increase your risk of chronic disease).” So even if you’re not impressed by the beauty benefits of sleep, surely you care about protecting and improving your health.
Experts agree with Paltrow’s clean sleep message.
If you’re having doubts about Gwyneth Paltrow’s claims, rest assured that doctors also agree about the benefits of good-quality sleeping. Experts are making it clear that the blonde beauty is totally right about promoting the benefits of clean sleeping. They insist that while you do need to work on sleeping well, you must not focus too much on it because that will actually lead to stress. Instead, try to be as relaxed as possible before going to bed. A warm bath, reading, or meditating are great ways to get you in good-sleeping mode. Avoid electronic gadgets one to three hours before bedtime.