The Beauty Memo

How Beauty A-Listers Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Keira Knightly in romantic drama Last Night, 2010

Whether you have trouble nodding off or staying asleep, you’re not alone – in fact, up to 50 percent of us have difficulties. ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY, VICTORIA BECKHAM, HUDA KATTAN and more share their best tips for overnight success – from sleep apps to crystals, magnesium baths to LED

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Victoria Beckham, designer

I love crystals and crystal energy

I have quite a few by the side of my bed. I hold them, and I like to meditate – or try to meditate – and relax. I have an eye mask, as I need complete darkness, while David likes the windows and curtains open. Dr. König [from Villa Stéphanie, Baden Baden] gave me a tip: rather than coming home and spending the evening lounging around in your pajamas, which we love to do as a family, train your mind to put on your pajamas later and then get into bed, so it becomes your routine – and I like my routines.”

Huda Kattan, entrepreneur and makeup artist

“I’m obsessed with magnesium

It keeps me calm and helps me fall asleep. I used to lie awake, as I was thinking so much, but now I listen to audio books and I take my magnesium.”

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, model and CEO of Rose Inc

“I like to wash away the day…

…with a shower every night – it helps me relax. I’ll read, switch off all devices and use the Hatch Sleep app – it has great guided meditations and breathing work. Also, using my LED panel makes me feel very relaxed.”

Gucci Westman, makeup artist and entrepreneur

“A hot bath does the trick

I often take The Nue Co. Sleep Drops, which really help with jet lag, and a cup of chamomile tea. As a last resort, I pop a magnesium supplement, too, which helps to calm me down.”

Elle Macpherson, wellness entrepreneur

“I always keep a notepad and pen next to my bed

It means I can jot down whatever I am thinking about, and it’s a great way to clear my mind and drift off to sleep. I also like to do a yoga pose that I’ve been told can help with sleep: I lie on the bed with my legs up the wall for at least 10 minutes.”

Joanna Czech, aesthetician

“My sleep has been transformed…

…since I started using a weighted blanket. It weighs 15lbs, and lying under it really helps me relax and unwind. I love to read at night, but now, with this blanket, I get six pages in and I’m falling asleep.”

Tata Harper, skincare entrepreneur

“I do a sound bath for my family

I first discovered sound bowls on a trip to Sedona, and now I do it at home every evening with my kids. We all lie on the floor and the kids fall asleep as I create that sound with a rose-quartz bowl. It’s very calming, as the sound vibrations from the rose quartz stimulate the delta waves in the brain, which makes everyone very sleepy.”

Tracy Anderson, fitness entrepreneur and author

“I write when I can’t sleep

I do Purge Emotional Writing [PEW 12] from time to time, which is writing about whatever is on your mind, unedited, for 12 minutes [the number 12 symbolizes balance]. It’s incredibly cathartic and helps me leave behind any negativity from the day.”

Hannah Bronfman, entrepreneur and wellness author

“Baths are a non-negotiable

I find they relax my nervous system. I always add Epsom salts and mix in different essential oils, depending on my mood, such as lavender to calm, or citrus to uplift.”

Sophie Turner, actor

“My therapist told me…

…that if I can’t get to sleep, I should journal before bed to help – but I just can’t. Instead, I listen to brown noise on the White Noise app – it really helps.”

Nam Vo, makeup artist

“I try to cut myself off from my phone at 10 o’clock every evening

Do I always stick to it? No, but it does make me more mindful of my time. Then, I spray magnesium around my neck. I’m obsessed with The Nue Co.’s Magnesium Ease. I also like to check in with myself each night about the day I’ve had: was I nice to everyone? Do I need to apologize? What am I grateful for today? It really helps me go to sleep more easily.”