Why Do We Need Our Beauty Sleep?

If Sleeping Beauty was able to pull off a thousand years of sleep, why can’t some of us sleep well that easily even for just one night? With many of us having a hard time closing our eyes and getting to the realm of dreams, the idea of having your fingers pricked by a poisoned spindle which will take you to the world of sleep may already be tantalizing.

But as it goes, we don’t live in a fairy tale and a poisoned spindle that will give you your needed bed rest does not exist. However there are sleeping pills available. But of course, it is always best to consult your doctor first before going the sleeping pills way to induce sleep.

You probably have been advised to get enough sleep when you want to keep looking youthful and beautiful. When you haven’t had enough rest, you would notice that not only are you cranky and out of focus, you also don’t look too good.

When you go to sleep, the body takes its needed rest. But there’s a lot more going on even when the body is at rest. The time when you doze off at night is when your skin repairs its damaged cells. Skin cell regeneration also happens during this time. Because repair and regeneration of skin cells happen during our bed time, many experts believe that lack of sleep can hasten the aging process.
Here are the reasons why you must have your beauty sleep.

Good Health

Sleep is beneficial to your health. Serious diseases have been linked to lack of sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep, you are prone to diabetes, weight gain, heart problems, high blood pressure and a lot more other serious health conditions. If you are having a hard time falling asleep and you have tried all the tricks your mom or grandmother taught you, cooling your bedroom can help. You may also want to try meditating. Meditating will relax your body and mind, making it easier for you to fall asleep.

Good Complexion

Sleep can improve your complexion. If you keep on staying up until the wee hours you’ll soon notice dark circles under your eyes. Your skin would look puffy, prone to redness and breakouts. On days that you kept on tossing and turning on your bed, you would most likely be all puffy. To reduce puffiness, splash your face with cold water. Cold water can shrink your pores and therefore minimize your skin’s puffy appearance. Remember to just pat dry. Moisturize your skin and have your eye cream chilled before applying.

Overall Good Feeling

When you get enough sleep, your body gets the rest it needs. This means a stronger immune system, better appearance and better mood. You would be able to focus at the tasks at hand easily, have better reaction times and your mind would work fast in solving problems.
So remember to sleep well tonight!

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