A good amount of sleep is a key part in a healthy lifestyle and is as important as eating and breathing. Sleeping not only allows cells renewal by producing proteins, but also helps balance hormone levels and blood pressure. Sleeping will also boost your mood and creativity and strengthen your immune system. While you sleep, the brain and the body work to get you ready for the next day. It’s like a time machine set back to Zero everyday.
A recent study revealed the impact of sleep deprivation on one’s skin and body. The researchers focused on what they called “The modern sleeping habits”. These habits consist on sleeping 5 to 6 hours instead of the 8 to 9 hours recommended by doctors.
It is crucial to understand that a lack of sleep can cause serious damages to your body and does have a serious impact on your overall health. Studies proved that sleeping for only 6 hours will make you irritable, forgetful, moody and give you a lifeless looking skin as well as dark circles and deeper wrinkles. Who wants that, right ? Living on little sleep will also weaken your immune system and cause you to easily gain weight.
Cutting down your nightly slumber is definitely one the worst things you can do to your body, brain and skin! The trouble is many people suffer from insomnia and can’t help but spend their nights wandering and lost in their thoughts instead of having a good night in dreamland.
If you have issues shutting down your brain and enjoying a full night of sleep, here are a few little tricks you can do, that will definitely help you sleep with your deaf ear up, and find back a radiant skin!
First, you can start by setting a bedtime routine. It can be anything that will help you ease the tension of your day before you go to bed. You can, for instance, pamper yourself to a little spa routine using mineral bath salt, or DIY a soak to soften your feet. You can also enjoy a little infusion to loosen up and relax, but make sure to sweeten it using natural sweeteners.