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Why Beauty Sleep is so Important
While you sleep, your body goes into a repair mode that heals everything, especially the skin. The skin rejuvenates itself by producing new skin cells to replace the old damaged cells. During sleep, the body goes through metabolic and hormonal changes that can be disrupted and damage your body if you were to interfere with your sleep schedule. Some negative effects you might cause include high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and depression.
Getting just one good night of sleep results in noticeable changes in your skin and health. Just think about how much better you feel and look after you get a good night sleep. Imagine the results of getting on a regular schedule would feel. The only catch, getting way too much sleep will have the same effect as too little sleep. So, be careful and figure out the best amount of sleep for your body. See what makes you feel the best.
WebMD’s 5 Steps to Better Beauty Sleep
- Start a positive bedtime ritual. “Visualize beautiful, healthy skin as you fall asleep and your body will go in that direction,” Day says.
- Get into a sleep habit. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. “That rhythm is good for your skin,” Day says.
- Become a back sleeper. Stomach sleeping presses your face into the pillow, creating a meshwork of fine lines and creases when you wake up.
- Put a soft cover on your pillow. A pillowcase with a high thread count is kinder to your skin.
- Go white for your sheets. Dyes on your sheets and pillowcase can irritate sensitive skin.
Before going to bed, it is also a good idea to do your nightly beauty regimen, wash your face or take a shower. Just to refresh yourself, studies show this can give you a better night sleep as well.
For more information on beauty sleep and the original article visit WebMD.