Jennifer Lopez has recently discussed the significance of sleep, emphasizing the fact that a good night’s rest can make her look a decade younger. This revelation comes after an early career panic attack brought on by exhaustion. The 52-year-old singer and actress spends seven to nine hours in bed every night and admits that she didn’t prioritize sleep until a health scare in the late 1990s. In an issue of her newsletter, On The JL0, she wrote about how she used to sleep only three to five hours a night while working long hours on set and in the studio, filming videos on weekends, and indulging in junk food. She believed herself to be invincible in her late 20s, but now recognizes the importance of a good night’s sleep.
In a recent newsletter titled “On The JL,” 52-year-old Jennifer Lopez openly discussed her snoring habits, revealing that she sleeps for seven to nine hours per night.
In 1995, Lopez recounted her experience of having a panic attack in her late twenties, which left her terrified that she was losing her mind. She later learned that the attack was brought on by exhaustion. However, after a change of attitude and burning the candle at both ends, she suffered a paralyzing panic attack. “I was sitting in a trailer, and all the work and stress it brought with it, coupled with not enough sleep to recuperate mentally, caught up with me,” she recalled. “I went from feeling totally normal, to thinking about what I needed to do that day and all of a sudden I felt as if I couldn’t move.” Lopez said she was “completely frozen” and didn’t know what was happening. She was “terrified” when her security guard drove her to the doctor. Now, she understands that it was a classic panic attack brought on by exhaustion, but at the time, she had never even heard the term.
The female vocalist (pictured in 1997) revealed that at the beginning of her career, she used to sleep only three to five hours a night. Her doctor advised her to get seven to nine hours of sleep for optimal health.
The star of “Marry Me” acknowledges the importance of getting enough rest in defying her age. She believes that sleep is the most underrated beauty secret out there. In the past, she thought she was losing her mind and even asked her doctor if she was going crazy. The doctor advised her to get seven to nine hours of sleep per night, avoid caffeine and balance working out with work. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, adults need at least seven hours of sleep per night for optimal health. Anything less can have adverse health effects, including increased anxiety. Lopez realized the consequences of ignoring what her body and mind needed to be healthy, and that’s where her journey to wellness began.
JLo occasionally wakes up and exclaims, “Oh my goodness! I just shed a decade off my face!”
Lopez, who was pictured with her fiance Ben Affleck in February, revealed that she considers sleep as one of the “5 S’s” for maintaining good health, along with sunscreen, serums, supplements, and “vivir sano” (Spanish for “live healthy”). She described sleep as a mini time machine that allows you to preserve yourself and emerge as a younger self. A good night’s sleep can do wonders for you and accumulates over time. Sleep is one of the “5 S’s” for optimal health according to JLoo Beauty founder. Michael J. Breus, a clinical psychologist and diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine, explained in an article for Psychology Today that “great sleep is like getting the full works at the spa.” During sleep, a fleet of hormones that support cellular health and a youthful appearance go to work. While ten years may seem like a stretch for most people, there is a connection between sleep and looking younger.