sleep debt

Beauty sleep is a real thing

Have you ever noticed that the line “Get some rest” pops up in almost every movie? There’s a reason why characters in films are always advising each other to catch up on their beauty sleep.

How does beauty sleep work?

  • gives you a healthy glowing complexion
  • gets rid of those dreaded dark circles and bags under your eyes
  • slows down the process of premature aging
  • prevents dry, sagging skin
  • prevents fine lines and wrinkles
  • improves results of facial treatments applied at night
  • gives you long luscious locks. (Sleep deprivation can lead to hair loss, damaged hair, increased breakage, and even slower growth.)
  • helps you to look slim and toned. (Sleep doesn’t affect how much weight you lose, but getting sufficient sleep means you’ll lose more fat. If you are sleep deprived you’ll lose more muscle mass.)
  • keeps your appetite in check
  • lifts your frown and the corners of your mouth, giving you a happier and healthier appearance

We always talk about diet and exercise, but sleep is also an integral component of leading a healthy lifestyle.

The other benefits of sleep…

  • improves athletic performance and stamina whilst decreasing daytime fatigue
  • betters your performance at work
  • improves your decision-making and reaction time
  • combats stress
  • improves your quality of life
  • boosts your mood and combats impatience
  • lessens depression and anxiety
  • consolidates your memories
  • improves the rate at which you learn new skills
  • fosters creativity
  • extends your lifespan
  • decreases inflammation, and therefore fights diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and arthritis
  • lowers your blood pressure
  • lowers cholesterol

How much sleep is enough?

When it comes to beauty sleep, you need to aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. And no, you can’t be sleep deprived during the week and then try to make up for it over the weekend. It doesn’t work like that.

So turn off your light and get some rest!

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