Swerve darlings, because even while you are snoring, you are accomplishing a lot. Sleep is not just one of nature’s most astounding beauty treatments; it also caters to your health needs. When you get your optimal hours of sleep a night, it leaves you looking bubbly and glowing. Also, your body products penetrate better when you rest.
Sleep goes beyond boosting your mood and banishing your under eye circles. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.
Here are some beauty and healthy benefits of getting enough rest.
Health benefits of Rest
- Improves memory: when you trying to learn something new, whatever it may be, you perform better after sleeping
- You live longer if you get enough rest: Most things we take for granted are affected by sleep. If you can sleep better, your chances of living longer is increased. Too much or too little sleep affects your lifespan
- Curbs inflammation: Inflammation is linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and premature aging. Research indicates that people who get less sleep six or fewer hours a night have higher blood levels of inflammatory proteins than those who get more.
- Spurs creativity: Asides from consolidating memories, getting enough spurs creativity. Studies have shown that the emotional component of your memory tend to strengthen during sleep, this can spur the creative process
- Helps your weight: If you are thinking about going on a diet, you might want to plan an earlier bedtime too. Studies have found that dieters who were well rested lost more fat56% of their weight loss than those who were sleep deprived, who lost more muscle mass
- Lowers stress: when it concerns your health, sleep and stress is almost one and the same thing, as both can affect your cardiovascular health. Sleep can reduce your stress levels and when that happens, you can have better control of your blood pressure.
- Helps you steer clear of depression: A lack of sleep can contribute or trigger depression. You need to find balance in what you do, so that you can work and also sleep well. Studies have shown that if you sleep more on weekends, then you are simply not getting enough sleep. Find balance!
Beauty Benefits of Rest
Your skin makes new collagen when you sleep, which helps prevent sagging. More collagen for your skin makes your skin plumper and less likely to wrinkle. That’s part of you skin’s repair process.
Getting 5 hours beauty sleep a night can lead to twice as many fine lines as 7 would. It also makes the ski drier, and as you probably already know, dry skin makes the lines more visible.
A Glowing Complexion
When you sleep, your body boosts blood flow to the skin. That is why, most times, you wake up to a healthy glowing skin. When you skimp on sleep, your complexion tends to look drab, ashen or lifeless.
This is because sleep deprivation can cause a decrease in the flow of blood to the skin surrounding your face. When this happens, your skin becomes very dull and your usual glow vanishes.
Brighter, Less Puffy Eyes
Do you have dark circles and wonder why they never go away? Chances are, your under eye dark circles or bags are there because of those nights you deprived yourself of sleep. One of the main causes of puffy eyes is sleep deprivation. When you shut your eyes and get enough night rest, you’ll realize that you have less puffiness under your eyes.
Another way you can reduce puffy eyes is , staying well hydrated and elevating your head with an extra pillow while you sleep.
When you get plenty of rest, the possibility of having dark circles are reduced drastically. This is because, when you are not getting enough sleep, it is difficult for blood to flow well. And when blood is not flowing well, it clusters under your eyes and becomes visible, especially as the skin there is really thin.
Other factors that can cause discoloration under eyes are genes, age and a high amount of melanin (the brown pigment in skin that causes it to tan in the sun). If this is the case with you, sleep deprivation can worsen your under – eye situation.
Healthier, Fuller Hair
You may not know this, but hair breakage, damage or loss can all be affected by lack of sleep. This is because, your hair follicles; which is where hair growth begins, gains nutrients, vitamins and minerals from blood flow. When you deprive yourself of the required hours of rest, your blood flow decreases, your hair gets less food, it weakens, leading to breakage and stunted growth.
Lack of rest can also result to more stress. Stress causes an increase in the hormone cortisol, which can cause you to lose hair.”
Happier, Healthier Appearance
When you are short on sleep, the corners of your mouth tend to inadvertently droop, making you look sadder than you look after a good night’s rest.
When you are exhausted, your facial expressions change in subtle and consistent ways. Sometimes, you don’t even notice that you are frowning or that you furrow your brows. That is why you hear people say things like “you look tired” on such occasions.
When your eyes are red or swollen, or you have dark circles and paler skin, they sometimes signal to others that you are exhausted.
People who don’t get enough rest are also seen as less healthy than when they’re rested.
Products Work Better
When you rest, your skin focuses on repairing itself, since it is neither fighting nor defending itself from sun and free radicals. Blood flow is more consistent as this point, and this helps your skin benefit from the fresh-repairing ingredients in some of your skin care products.
Your skin also loses more water when you sleep than it does during the day, which is why you should apply a creamier moisturizer before bed and also drink plenty of water during the day to help your complexion stay hydrated through the night.