Beauty sleep is a real thing. I mean, do we remember how amazing all those Disney Princesses looked after the Prince smooched them??
And while, yes, those are just cartoons, beauty sleep (and drinking a shit ton of water and eating well), is going to aid in giving you glowing skin, getting rid of those dark circles and breakouts, and put you in an all around good mood in real life.
I’ve been really trying lately to get in my full 8-9 hours of sleep every night and I have to say, the nights that I actually do go to bed before midnight, lead to a very nice morning.
If I’m being honest, coffee also greatly helps my chances of being more friendly to people too. HA.
Beauty Sleep Benefits
+ Wake Up With Glowing Skin: I think it’s safe to say that we
all want to wake up with that dewy, fresh-faced look. And if part of how I’m
getting that is by going to bed a little earlier, then you can bet I’ll be doing it.
According to Michael Breus, MD, author of Beauty Sleep, as you snooze, your body churns out human growth hormone — a crucial ingredient for collagen production. If you’re tired, blood doesn’t flow as efficiently leaving you with dull, blah skin.
+ Get Rid of Those Hideous Under Eye Bags & Dark Circles: Fluid basically collects under your eyes
when you sleep at night, which results in those tired, not-so-cute eyes in the morning.
Eating salt late in the day and indulging in one too many glasses of wine after dinner, don’t help
the puffiness either, so skip both, or stick to just one
large regular size glass of wine at night. You can
also use a caffeine infused under eye cream before bed and in the morning to tighten everything back up.
+ Getting Enough Sleep Helps Keep Your Skin Looking Young: Skin cells are constantly regenerating
when we sleep, and facial muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles are relaxed, so making sure you get enough zzz’s in crucial if you don’t wanna look like a 90 year old when you’re only 28.
Tips For Better Sleep
+ Don’t eat a big meal at the end of the day
+ Keep electronics away from you before bed: This is something I definitely
need to work on. This source states that looking at blue-and-white light phones, tablets, and laptops give off
prevents our brains from producing melatonin. Try to avoid looking at electronics for 1-2 hours before bed. (It’s hard, I know! But you gotta suck it up and not worry about Instagram for a few hours. Read a book and drink some tea.
+ Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room: So, my boyfriend and I are constantly fighting because he HAS to sleep
with the TV on and I do not. In fact, I become the grumpiest bitch when he turns the TV on in the middle
of the night and wakes me up. The light from the TV can mess with your brain and make it think that
it’s time to wake up, preventing you from a actually getting the deep sleep you need, even after you
fall asleep when the TV is on. No bueno.
+ Sip on some Calm tea: I LOVE this stuff. Check out this post for more deets.
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Thoughts?? Hopefully this post will inspire you to jump into comfy PJ’s and get under the covers while reading the latest book and falling asleep before 1am.
Speaking of reading, I just bought Daring & Disruptive: Unleashing The Entrepreneur, so I’m out!