Goop is Gwyneth Paltrow’s healthy lifestyle website, which has acquired infamy because of very weird and super-expensive solutions to people’s problems, like inserting a $66 Jade Egg into your vagina for “spiritual detox.” Recently awarded the worst pseudoscience award, Goop and Gwyneth Paltrow are more than a little controversial, to say the least. It’s just a website people, chill.
Clean sleeping is another one of Goop’s suggestions for a healthier lifestyle, and while it sounds like going to bed after taking a good shower, it really means prioritizing sleep over everything else. Which sounds like great advice, we just don’t get what’s so clean about it. Anyways.
“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,”
Paltrow explained to the Daily Mail that poor sleep can lead to a lot of health and weight problems, making us question how important sleep is, and how much we take it for granted. Here’s a simple breakdown of clean sleep:
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9 – 10 Hours Of Sleep A Day
While that’s a big number, science has always claimed that the minimum of sleep for adults is at least 8 hours. A little more can do no harm, right? Also, sleeping is delicious.
Go To Bed At The Same Time Every Night
According to the Huffington Post, Paltrow suggests going to bed every night at the same time, preferably by 10pm, which, wow, that’s super early.
Power Down Devices Before Bed
We all know blue light is the worst when it comes to sleeping, so if you’re having troubles in this department leave your phone out of the room, or on your nightstand if you’re less extreme.
Watch How Much Caffeine You Ingest In The Afternoon
Collective Evolution reports that ingesting caffeine after 12pm can alter your body, especially if you’re gonna be in bed by 10 pm. We cannot emphasize how early that is.
Here’s where Gwyneth gets a little Gwyneth-y. Right before bed she practices Yoga Nidra, a yoga meditation that’s meant to give you a sense of wholeness (?). While this does sound weird, experts believe that meditation offers many benefits to your life, especially before bedtime.
The Huffington Post reports that Paltrow recommends relaxing with a trigger-point head and foot rub. What’s that? We have no clue.