What you need to know about getting your beauty sleep
The term ‘Beauty Sleep’ is not a myth – getting a good night’s ‘beauty sleep’ really does help your skin to stay younger looking. This is because your skin actively repairs and rejuvenates itself as you sleep. Experts recommend between 7-9 hours sleep for optimum effect. This will also help to improve your concentration and well-being as not enough sleep can have a detrimental effect on your every day life.
If you’re only getting 6 hours or less sleep per night you may have already noticed your skin is looking tired. Increase your sleep by another 1-3 hours and you will see a noticeable improvement – try it and see if your friends and family comment on how well you’re looking.
So, what are the benefits of sleeping well? Here are a few to be going on with:
An overall healthier look
Did you know that lack of sleep can actually cause your mouth to droop at the edges making you look miserable or down in the dumps – mixed with the tired looking skin it doesn’t make for a good look does it? Not getting enough sleep affects your facial expressions in subtle ways – you may start frowning more. To improve your ‘happy face’ it’s important you sleep well!
Your skin is made up of collagen and as you sleep that collagen is replaced – very clever isn’t it? The good thing about collagen is that it helps to prevent sagging – this is great if you’re not a spring chicken anymore as you may have already noticed your skin starting to droop on your face. Apparently if you get 5 hours or less this will actually lead to double the amount of wrinkles you would have if you were getting the recommended 7-9 hours. Your skin will also feel less dry if you get more sleep.
A glowing complexion
Another thing that happens while you sleep is that blood flow is increased to the skin so this helps to improve your complexion. Too little sleep will result in duller looking skin. So keep your cheeks looking rosy by maintaining a good sleep regime. Also the products you use on your skin will work better when your skin is healthier. Make sure you moisturise before you go to bed as your skin loses more water when you sleep than when you’re awake. You’ll notice a difference almost immediately.
Getting more sleep will reduce the appearance of black circles and puffy eyes. If you don’t sleep well you will surely notice bags under your eyes before anything else. A little tip is to elevate your head while sleeping and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated throughout the day to reduce under eye swelling. The black circles appear when you’re not getting enough sleep as the poor blood flow can result in the blood collecting under the eyes where the skin is so thin, thus causing the dark bags.
Healthier looking hair
You may not realise it but if you do not make a point of getting the right amount of sleep it can also affect the state of your hair! Your hair follicles are supplied with blood to keep it healthy but if you’re not sleeping enough the poor blood flow will have an adverse effect on your hair’s health. While you’re sleeping the blood will flow to your hair follicles and give them the essential vitamins and minerals they need to grow. If you’re not getting enough sleep you may also feel stressed and this in turn can cause your hair to fall out which nobody wants!
So the moral of the story is, Beauty Sleep works! And what do you need to get essential beauty sleep? That’s right, a fabulous bed! A comfortable customised divan complete with headboard, or if you already have a mattress, a wooden frame is a great alternative. Just need a mattress? No problem we have everything you need.