Jennifer Lopez shares her experience with a frightening panic attack caused by sleep deprivation in her 20s, emphasizing the link between quality rest and looking younger.

Jennifer Lopez recently discussed the significance of getting enough sleep, emphasizing its impact on her overall well-being. The singer revealed that she experienced a panic attack due to exhaustion early in her career, prompting her to reevaluate her sleep habits. Now, at 52, she makes it a priority to get seven to nine hours of sleep each night and believes that it even contributes to a more youthful appearance. Lopez admitted that she used to skimp on sleep in her late 20s, juggling a hectic schedule without giving her body the rest it needed. This realization led her to make sleep a non-negotiable part of her routine for both her physical and mental health.

Jennifer Lopez, 52, got real about her snoozing habits in her recent newsletter On The JLo, saying she sleeps seven to nine hours per night

Jennifer Lopez, who is 52 years old, shared some insights about her sleeping routine in her latest newsletter, On The JLo. She revealed that she makes it a priority to get seven to nine hours of sleep each night.

Lopez (pictured in 1995) wrote that she was in her late 20s when she suffered a panic attack and was 'terrified' she was losing her mind. She later learned it was brought on by exhaustion

In 1995, Lopez revealed that in her late twenties, she experienced a panic attack that left her feeling like she was losing control. The incident was triggered by a combination of overwork and lack of sleep, which she later recognized as exhaustion. She described how she went from feeling normal to suddenly feeling paralyzed with anxiety while sitting in a trailer. The physical and mental strain of work and stress caught up with her, leaving her unable to move and scared. Lopez was completely frozen and confused by the sudden onset of symptoms, not understanding what was happening to her. Her fear intensified as she struggled to see clearly and felt overwhelmed by the physical sensations. At the time, she had never heard of panic attacks and was terrified when her security guard took her to see a doctor.

The singer (pictured in 1997) said early on in her career she only used to sleep three to five hours a night. Her doctor told her she needed seven to nine hours for optimal health

In 1997, the singer revealed that when she first started her career, she would only get about three to five hours of sleep each night. However, her doctor advised her that in order to maintain optimal health, she needed to aim for seven to nine hours of sleep every night.

The 'Marry Me' star also credits her age-defying appearance to plenty of rest, saying that 'sleep to me is the most underrated beauty secret out there

The actress from ‘Marry Me’ attributes her youthful appearance to getting enough rest, emphasizing that sleep is a crucial beauty secret that is often overlooked.
‘I was worried I was losing my sanity. I even asked the doctor if I was going crazy,’ she shared.
After receiving advice from her doctor, she realized the importance of getting seven to nine hours of sleep each night, cutting down on caffeine intake, and finding a balance between exercise and work.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends adults get at least seven hours of sleep per night for overall well-being. Not meeting this requirement can result in negative health effects, such as heightened anxiety.
Reflecting on her journey to wellness, Lopez wrote about the significant impact of paying attention to what her body and mind needed to stay healthy.
For her, good sleep habits have played a crucial role in maintaining a youthful appearance, highlighting the importance of rest for overall well-being and beauty.

JLo said she sometimes wakes up and says, 'Wow! I just lost 10 years off my face!'

Jennifer Lopez mentioned that there are times when she wakes up and is amazed by how much younger her face looks, as though she has shed a decade overnight.

Lopez (pictured with her fiancé Ben Affleck in February) said sleep is one her '5 S’s' for good health along with sunscreen, serums, supplements, and (vivir) sano - Spanish for live heathy

Lopez, shown alongside her fiancé Ben Affleck in a February photo, emphasized the importance of sleep as one of her ‘5 S’s’ for maintaining good health, which also include sunscreen, serums, supplements, and living a healthy lifestyle. She described sleep as a ‘time machine’ that allows you to rejuvenate yourself and wake up feeling like a younger version of yourself. A good night’s sleep, she added, can make you look and feel years younger over time.

In addition to sleep, JLo Beauty founder believes in the power of sunscreen, serums, supplements, and living a healthy lifestyle for overall wellbeing. While waking up feeling ten years younger may not be a common occurrence for everyone, the link between sleep and youthful appearance is well-documented.

Clinical psychologist and sleep medicine expert Michael J. Breus explained that quality sleep is like getting a luxurious spa treatment for your body. During sleep, the body works to restore and repair itself at a cellular level, with a range of hormones supporting cellular health and promoting a youthful appearance.

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