There’s a new buzzword in the world of health and fitness — clean sleeping.
Gwyneth Paltrow, an actress extraordinaire and proprietor of Goop, talked about clean sleeping and its benefits.
What is clean sleeping?
Clean sleeping doesn’t mean ending your day by crashing on freshly laundered sheets and pillowcases — it is a lifestyle to improve your sleep to function better in your waking hours.
This wellness trend wants you to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep, drink enough water throughout the day, eat breakfast within half an hour of waking up, and do all this without consuming caffeine after 2 pm. You’re also supposed to sleep at a reasonable hour, like 10 or 11 pm, and stick to it so that your body’s circadian rhythm is not disturbed.
What Are the Benefits?
If you successfully follow this wellness trend, you have a lot to look forward to:
- Having a sound sleeping routine can lessen your risk of heart disease, cholesterol, and other lifestyle-related problems.
- Better sleep also means healthier skin.
- You’ll have more energy in your waking hours if you are well-rested.
- You’ll be fitter and will lose weight quickly.
How to Incorporate Clean Sleeping into Your Life
Here are a few tips on how to get clean sleep every night:
Get Enough Sleep Every Night
It is essential to get a proper amount of sleep every night. The National Sleep Foundation guidelines recommend that healthy adults get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night. Getting proper sleep is vital for your body to start repairing and rejuvenating. If street noise, pets, or general household noises are preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep, you could try a sound machine to cover up distracting noises with soothing sounds. Sound machines produce white noise to help bring a sense of calm to your room at bedtime.
Use Copper-Infused Sheets
Copper-infused sheets can help you get better sleep in a lot of ways. Thanks to the conductive properties of copper, copper-infused sheets have a cooling effect and will help you sleep better. Copper is also said to have antimicrobial properties, so copper-infused bedding can protect you from potential allergies.
Eat Breakfast Every Day
Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of rising – breakfast is the first meal of the day. It is essential to eat breakfast since it helps your body run on natural energy instead of ‘adrenaline energy,’ which makes you feel groggy.
Go to Bed at the Same Time Every Night
Early to bed, early to rise makes a person – healthy, wealthy, and wise.
This adage holds for a lot of reasons. Going to bed simultaneously every night helps maintain your body’s circadian rhythm. Keeping the same bedtime every day means waking up more rested and having more energy to get through the day.
Do a Gadget Detox
Abstain from using gadgets an hour and a half before you sleep. Doing this means not falling asleep while streaming your favorite show online or stalking anyone on social media.
Disengage from gadgets before bedtime. One of the ways to do this is to make sure your bedroom is gadget-free.
Avoid Caffeine After the Afternoon
Minimize the use of stimulants like sugar and coffee. Avoid having coffee after 2 pm to get proper sleep at night.
Clean Sleeping for the Win
Getting enough sleep can change your whole life – being more active means having more energy to do all the things you have always wanted to do!