Clean eating is one thing, but the newest lifestyle trend is clean sleeping. It sounds crazy, but actually, clean sleeping is something we should all embrace. On a post on her blog, Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow explained how clean sleeping is the key to her healthy lifestyle.
Clean sleeping basically involves nine hours of sleep, meditation, massages, fasting, and specific pillows for beauty sleep. So how do you sleep clean? It’s not as tricky as it sounds.
Step one: Aim for nine hours sleep
Nine hours of sleep is apparently the correct amount to repair and detoxify your body. Gwyneth believes that sleep is more important than diet.
She said: “My nutrition expert Dr Frank Lipman has explained to me that poor-quality sleep can be unsettling for the metabolism and hormones, which can lead to weight gain, bad moods, impaired memory and brain fog, as well as serious health concerns such as inflammation and reduced immunity (which can increase your risk of chronic disease). And it goes without saying that poor sleep is terrible from a beauty perspective.”
Step two: Try psychic sleep
Gwyneth believes that doing yoga nidra before sleep will help you have a better night’s rest. Yoga nidra means ‘psychic sleep’, and is basically a form of meditation that gives you the benefits of sleep while you’re awake. Essentially, you lie down, close your eyes and focus on parts of the body one by one. With training, you’ll relax.
Step three: Fast for twelve hours
Sounds scary, but it really means if you have a meal at 8pm, don’t eat until 8am the next morning. Your body detoxes eight hours after your last meal, getting extra hours of undisturbed sleep allows your body to repair and detox properly.
Step four: Have a massage
Massages are deeply relaxing and will help you feel calm and collected before going to sleep. Some believe massages drain toxins and tension, so it’s worth giving yourself one before you go to bed. We love the Gankin massage, using a thick moisturizer on your face follow the steps to give yourself a defined, contoured complexion.
Step five: Invest in a copper pillow
The final step in clean sleeping is your choice of pillow. A copper pillow will boost collagen and fight bacteria. They won’t snag or tug on your skin and hair and are the perfect overnight beauty treatment. This Illuminage Copper Oxide Pillowcase will help you get a clean sleep you won’t regret!
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