5 Tips to Help You Get Your Beauty Sleep
There is truth the phrase “I need to get my beauty sleep”. Sleep has been identified as the most important part of your skincare routine. Why? It’s because a lot goes on in those skin cells at night while you catch those zzzzz’s. So much so that there is actual research done to show that sleep is essential to getting beautiful, healthy skin. Researchers have found that our circadian rhythm, our internal biological clocks, control our mood, hormones and skin health as well. When our circadian rhythm is disrupted, your skin is not able to fend off damage and repair itself effectively, causing breakdown of collagen and elastin. So if you struggle with getting a good night’s sleep here are 5 things you can do to help you rest easy.
Avoid late night snacking
Eating before bed can lead to bloating, heaviness, poor digestion and acid reflux which leads to difficulty staying asleep and possible insomnia. Not only should you avoid late night snacking but also consider not eating after a certain hour of the night.
Avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine
Alcohol and caffeine can stimulate the brain and cause not only difficulty falling asleep but unwanted midnight bathroom runs that can disrupt your sleep.
Keep a regular sleep schedule
Wake up and go to bed about the same time every day including weekends and days off. Your body doesn’t know the difference between weekend and weekday so try and keep a steady schedule.
Keep the room at a comfortable sleeping temperature
The ideal temperature for falling asleep is between 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit. Find the temperature that works best for you. It should be cool enough to fall asleep and stay asleep without waking up and being cold or being too warm. There are options to try to help keep you cool at night. Consider less bedding or bedding with more breathable fibers. You can also opt for pajamas that have breathable fibers as well.
Turn off your cell phone 1 hour before bed time
Melatonin is produced by the brain and is excreted when your surroundings start getting dark, this helps induce sleep and keep you asleep throughout the night. Melatonin production can be limited in the presence of bright light which is emitted from many electronics like your cell phone, television, computers/laptops and more. So shut everything off when you go to bed.
Following these tips will help you feel rested and help to give you healthy, glowing skin.
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