We all want the same thing—a good night’s sleep, and celebrities are no different. Sleep consultant Alanna McGinn examined how different celebrities sleep and shares some of her tips and solutions to incorporate into your own routine.
Look into your snoring
When Tom Cruise married Katie Holmes, he slept in a sound-prooof snoratorium to prevent anyone from hearing him snore so everyone could sleep better. If you have a partner who frequently snores (especially if they show signs off sleep loss), send them to the doctor’s office to check for sleep apnea.
Incorporate a bedtime routine
Oprah told Harper’s Bazaar that her one bedtime constant is a bath. She says she’s a bath pro and uses everything from different bubble baths and salts to beads and oils. According to Alanna, a consistent bedtime routine is important because it allowed our bodies to relax and calm down before bedtime. It cues the brain and body that sleep is coming.
Invest in a good mattress
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West understand the importance of sleep and reportedly spent almost $1-million on beds and mattresses when they moved to their new home. While you certainly don’t need to spend that much, it’s important to audit your mattress every eight to 10 years. A mattress change can mean better sleep. It’s the most important piece of furniture that we own—we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping!
Quiet your mind
Kelly Clarkson told Self Magazine that when she’s drifting off to sleep, that’s when many of her words and lyrics come to her. This can mean she has a hard time sleeping if she doesn’t jot them down because she’s thinking about them all night. Our society definitely struggles with quieting the mind and whether you are writing the next top hit or just your to do list for the week, leaving a notebook beside your bed can help free your mind before going to bed so that you are able to fall asleep easier.
Avoid sleep loss
Martha Stewart says she’d love more hours in the day and. because of that, she rises before dawn and sleeps only around four hours a night. Frequent sleep loss can be hazardous to your health and can put you at risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and poorer quality of life.