The Importance of the Beauty Sleep

What if the beauty secret of Sleeping Beauty was just sleeping? We all know that lack of sleep affects our mind, our behavior and our health, but what about our physical appearance? Beauty sleep frees us from everyday stress, replenishes our energy and helps us focus and remember things easily.

It is said that women should sleep more than men, but the fact is that women have a lighter sleep than men. Maybe women sleep more because they want to wake up with a fresh face, without wrinkles and dark circles. They are more concerned about this aspect than men. In other words, they want to have their beauty sleep.

Experts agree that a minimum of seven hours of sleep is needed. The boundaries are not to be crossed in order to maintain a good health: no less than five hours or more than nine hours. A few hours of sleep per night not only leads to liver, digestive, cardiac or neurological problems but it directly reflects on our skin. Indeed, sleeping too much is not recommended either.

Recommendations for a good night’s sleep

So sleep quality is more important than quantity. Here are some practical tips that will help you to improve the quality of your sleep:

  • Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time.
  • Try to not to get angry if you do not fall asleep.
  • Exercise at least half an hour every day but avoid exercises in the evening.
  • Make sure that the bedroom temperature is moderate and let fresh air circulate
  • Avoid coffee.
  • Herbs such as Valerian, passion flower and lime are known remedies for insomnia.

You’ve probably heard about the myth of using alcohol for treating insomnia. But the truth is … those who consume alcohol can fall asleep quickly, but their sleep is restless. They wake up several times a night and do not acquire the necessary hours of sleep.

Take advantage of the body’s natural regenerative process

During sleep, due to the release of the growth hormone, the collagen and elastic fibers are stimulated, and the cells are stimulated to regenerate. Studies have shown that the levels of hormones in the body can fluctuate during sleep, and these fluctuations have been correlated with the signs of acne and skin dehydration.

Dark circles, on the other hand, are specific to people who were deprived of needed rest hours and are caused by changes in the blood circulation.

When the body is fighting with the effects of fatigue, blood is directed to the main internal organs. The result? A pale face and more pronounced dark circles.

In reality, people die faster if they are deprived of sleep rather than of food. Without sleep, the body becomes vulnerable. A weak immune system increases the risk of heart disease and the brain activity slows.

Even in this context, few people worry about not sleeping enough and think that they can recover the lost hours. Another problem would be the passive sleep. Everyone knows that passive smoking is harmful, but what about passive sleep? Married women lose about an hour of sleep a night because of their husbands’ snoring.

Nothing compares to a good rest after a long day of work. During sleep, the human body helps with relaxing the muscles and the nervous and immune system recovers after a full day of stress and tension.

Take insomnia symptoms seriously

A couple of night’s without sleep is no reason to worry, especially if you have been stressed seriously. However, if the problem persists for more than a week, start taking measures. There is a thin line between temporal sleeplessness and chronic insomnia. Moreover, there are a lot of natural products on the market that can help you fight mild insomnia symptoms.  Last but not least, remember that a good night’s rest ensures not only a pleasant appearance but it is essential for your overall health.