19 Apr OMG Now it’s Clean Sleeping…Let’s have a look
What is it when a celebrity just takes a standard piece of health information and wraps it up in all swanky marketing speak and sell it like it’s the new “undiscovered health thing you must do”? We have had “Superfoods” – just foods, we have had this notion of “clean eating”, this is just sticking to unprocessed foods and fresh produce clean eating is not even organic just being balanced and healthy, we have had organic – which you really can’t sustain and farm to table is just as good so this now “New philosophy of clean sleeping is just ridiculous” –> You need 8 hours sleep every night! Well I think we have been saying this for over 50 years now. Isn’t that what we have been told or read since day 1?? “Clean sleeping,” a new philosophy that’s picking up momentum in the health and wellness world (Gwyneth Paltrow swears by it). Clean sleeping prioritizes quality rest every single night—at least eight hours, and often up to ten. Instead of staying up late to finish extra work, clean sleeping means putting your need for good rest first and letting everything else wait until morning.
Let’s face it—for most of us, even getting eight hours is a crazy dream. Where you can work this into your life is instead of taking on the “Celebrity extreme” is look at what you can achieve that will make your life better. For example – cut back on distractions (no phones, laptops, Netflix 1 hour before you go to bed and sit and relax in a low lit room and start to wind down and relax before bed), yoga and meditation might be beneficial to help get you in the right mind set for sleep, or anything else that winds you down, a book, a bath or shower, packing your bag for the next day…..
But most of all, if you stop overdoing it during the day, you’re more likely to get restful sleep at night. Make a daily intention to live in more balance. Clear your mind a the end of th day of your “to do lists” and be more one tracked thinking, journal your to-dos and minimise multitasking. Practice moderation in working, eating, exercising and sleeping.
So stop answering that work email. It can wait until morning.
“Clean Sleeping,” is not a new philosophy that’s picking up momentum in the health and wellness world (Gwyneth Paltrow swears by it). But is just making sure at the end of the day you get a good sleep.