Forget clean eating, Gwyneth Paltrow has heralded ‘clean sleeping’ as the next big health trend for 2017.
The 44-year-old said that while diet plays a vital role in health and wellbeing, so too does sleep.
She explained that she aims to get at least seven or eight hours of “good, quality sleep” every night.
“Sleep plays such a powerful role in determining your appetite and energy levels that I believe it should be your first priority,” she wrote in a piece published by the MailOnline. “Even before you think about your diet.”
For those who are still a little baffled by the concept of clean sleeping, it is basically about getting a good night’s rest to improve wellbeing.
And it seems like it’s a much-needed practice in the UK, as a recently sleep study revealed that 77% of people in the UK fail to wake up refreshed.
The study found that men on average lose 28 minutes of sleep per night while women lose an average of 56 minutes each night.
This equates to a staggering five days per year in lost sleep for men and 10 days per year for women.
Paltrow teamed up with a handful of experts to list a few helpful tips and tricks for embarking on a clean sleeping journey.
She spoke to Dr Laura Lefkowitz, leading nutritional scientist and hormone adviser, who recommends that people aim to get nine hours of sleep per night, as this provides the body optimum time to repair itself.
Paltrow said there are a number of ways you can ‘sleep clean’ including:
:: Meditating before bed
:: Avoiding snacks late at night
:: Massaging cranial trigger points before you go to sleep
:: Moisturising and massaging your feet for around three minutes when you get into bed
:: Sleeping on a copper pillow