Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t just struggling with a lack of privacy while self-isolating, she has trouble sleeping too.
The actress and Goop founder admitted that fears about the COVID-19 pandemic along with working from home and caring for her kids Apple, 16 and Moses, 14 — whom she has with ex-husband Chris Martin — has led to her "absorbing a lot of change and stress" which is affecting her sleeping pattern.
During a chat on Goop with digital influencer and entrepreneur Chriselle Lim, the 47-year-old said: "Are you sleeping well? Because I have been sleeping terribly! And I'm usually such a good sleeper, so I'm just wondering.
"Just as energetic beings, we're absorbing a lot of change and stress. These times call us to really bring our best selves forward, while processing and taking care of ourselves and our kids."
To help her de-stress, Gwyneth has started indulging in a long therapeutic bath every night and uses that time to wind down.
She explained: "I think it's about finding those things that get us back in our bodies and kind of taking care of ourselves a little bit, especially at night, because we regenerate so much through sleep. I've always been a big bath person, but this bath — it's called The Martini — has become even more critical over the last few months.
"It really brings you back down. It's this amazing combination of salts and essential oils that we did with my acupuncturist, who is also an incredible herbologist. There is chia seed and passionflower and valerian root, and then there is wildcrafted frankincense and myrrh and all of these amazing things. It's the most therapeutic bath. So that's been my hack for trying to get a good night's sleep.”
When she is in the bath, she also exfoliates her face and gives herself a facial massage. “I use this rose quartz roller — to me it's like a massage that gets to all those crunchy bits in the jaw. I like to really get in there,” shared Paltrow.