Taking sleep tips from celebrities may not seem like the best way to achieve a restful and unbroken slumber. (Why not ask the experts, right?) But given that 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep-related problems, it makes sense that some very big names understand the struggle of getting a good night’s sleep.
Despite having gobs of money, many celebrities have affordable tips for not only falling asleep faster, but also improving sleep quality. So, we rounded up some of our favorite stars’ suggestions to help you drift off to dreamland. Keep scrolling to discover some celeb’s fascinating sleep routines.
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Halle Berry Sleep Tips Yoga
Halle Berry: Yoga
Where to buy: $15.99, Amazon
Actress Halle Berry routinely shares her fitness routine and favorite yoga poses on Instagram, writing that stretching helps, "manage stress, increase circulation, for medication, recovery, better sleep, and [increase] mobility." The good news is there are dozens of yoga poses you can try without ever leaving your bed.
Mariah Carey Sleep Tips Humidifier
Mariah Carey: Humidifiers
Where to buy: $39.97, Amazon
"Literally, I'll have 20 humidifiers around my bed," she told V magazine in 2013. "Basically, it's like sleeping in a steam room." For those with allergies, dry air can exacerbate the symptoms and prevent you from a peaceful sleep. Humidifiers add moisture to the air and can keep the nasal and throat passage hydrated, which may help alleviate any coughing and sneezing so you get back to sleep.
Kelly Clarkson Sleep Tips Journal
Kelly Clarkson: Journals
Where to buy: $16 for three, Amazon
Kelly Clarkson never has to worry about forgetting her thoughts and song ideas because she keeps a journal nearby for those moments when creativity strikes. You too can prevent any bedtime stress or worries by writing about a positive experience you had for just 15 minutes. Participants who did this in a 2011 study published in the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being slept longer and increased their quality of sleep.
Gwyneth Paltrow Sleep Tips Epsom Salt
Gwyneth Paltrow: Epsom Salt Baths
Where to buy: $25.99, Amazon
"I take an Epsom salt bath every night to wind down," Paltrow told Elle in 2014. And the science certainly seems to back up the Goop founder's logic. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Research in Medical Sciences found that a magnesium supplement (epsom salt is actually a blend of magnesium and sulfate) was effective in treating insomnia in older adults.
Oprah Winfrey Sleep Tips Bath Oil
Oprah Winfrey: Bath Oils
Where to buy: $14.49, Amazon
Oprah Winfrey is another fan of relaxing nighttime soaks. "In the evening, I have a bath before bed; it’s a ritual," she told Harper’s Bazaar. "I’m a bathing professional — I have different bubble baths, salts, beads, and oils." A lot of research indicates that lavender is a particularly relaxing scent that promotes sleep. In fact, an August 2012 study published in the journal Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine noted that female insomniacs saw an improvement in their sleep quality after lavender aromatherapy.