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What Is ‘Clean Sleeping’? How To Embrace The Newest Gwyneth Paltrow-Backed Health Trend

Actress and health blogger Gwyneth Paltrow wants you to bring the mindset of “clean eating” to your sleeping habits.

The "clean sleeping" regimen endorsed by Paltrow is basically just making the effort to get satisfying sleep consistently, which means you get enough hours of sleep, and those hours don't contain a lot of tossing and turning, or include frequently waking up.

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“The lifestyle I lead is based not just on clean eating, but also on clean sleeping: at least seven or eight hours of good, quality sleep — and ideally even 10,” Paltrow wrote, according to Self. “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.”

So, how can you practice clean sleep? According to a health coach, author and yoga instructor, Shannon Leavitt M.S.,R.D., mindfulness meditation is one approach.

Embracing this path to better rest requires avoiding caffeine and alcohol before bed, as well as establishing a regular bedtime every night. This goes hand-in-hand with making sure you have eight to 10 hours set aside for sleep.

It’s also important to “get in the mindset of prioritizing your sleep,” Leavitt wrote in an email to Medical Daily. In addition to setting aside time for daily mindfulness meditation, these five steps should lead you to “clean sleep.”

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Adults aged 18 to 64 should try getting seven to nine hours of sleep a night, as suggested by the National Sleep Foundation.

A recent clinical trial backed by the National Institutes of Health also recently provided evidence that mindfulness meditation fights anxiety.

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