Sleep is the closest thing to Fountain of Youth. The skin and body both need sleep to keep you at your Best. Sleep is a good one to add to your list of goals for the year.
Have you decided to make a positive life style change as part of your New Year resolution?
Setting small, attainable goals throughout the year, instead of a singular, overwhelming goal on 1st January can help you reach whatever it is you strive for and remember, it is not the extent of the change that matters, but rather the act of recognizing that lifestyle change is important and working toward it, one step at a time.
While You snooze Your body boosts blood flow to the skin, which means you wake to a healthy glow.
Skin makes new collagen when you are sleeping, preventing sagging. This leads to plumper skin which is less likely to wrinkle.
WARNING!! When the body is sleep deprived it makes more of the stress hormone cortisol; Linked to problems like: depression, anxiety and weight gain.
In spite of being aware of the need for sleep we fall into the unhealthy cycle of sleep deprivation. The obstacle to good sleep are numerous but lets join in the good fight to give sleep its place in our list of priorities.
Here are some tips for breaking the cycle of sleep deprivation:
- Where possible, remove disturbances from the bedroom. You may be sensitive to noise, temperature, or light and preparing a proper sleep environment can make a big difference.
- Don’t treat your bed like your living room.No watching TV or websurfing while in bed it confuses your mind as to whether the bed is a place for relaxation or engagement.
- Do something boring.If you are lying in bed unable to sleep, it is best to get out of bed and do something boring like sit quietly in the living room until you feel drowsy enough to try sleeping again.
- Be consistent. Sleep quality is best when your body does it at the same time each night in a well-established circadian rhythm (day/night cycle).
- Sleep is not like money. You can’t run short of it all week and then make up for it by getting “extra” sleep on the weekend.
Getting your beauty sleep isn’t an old cliché — it’s a must for having skin that glows.