First of all, I’m not a Gwyneth hater. I loved her in Sliding Doors and Shakespeare in Love. But I’m not a die-hard fan, either. I don’t often read her website, Goop, and I’ve never tried any of her out-there suggestions like vaginal steaming. But when I found out that Goop: Clean Beauty, the new book by the editors of her site, had sleep advice from Ms. Paltrow herself, I was intrigued.
I’m already a decent sleeper and generally clock between 7 and 8 hours most nights (which some folks find surprising since I’m a mother of 5-year-old twins), but unlike my husband, I don’t fall asleep instantly, and I always get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Could channeling my inner Paltrow help me fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep until the sound of my alarm? I was ready to find out. Here’s what happened when I tried to implement Gwyneth’s top sleep tips: