We all love to sleep. I guess that’s no secret, right? After a tiring day we long for a well-deserved sleep. There’s nothing as rewarding as a good night’s rest. Actually it is recommended we have between 7-9 hours of sleep to experience the benefits, adequate sleep has to offer.
Lack of sleep can cause a lot of negative effects such as obesity, low-level of concentration, mood swings and stress. It can also make you more prone to medical conditions like diabetes and heart attacks. And it also affects the way we look. We all need our beauty sleep to keep us looking good but some days are harder than others, and the much-needed beauty sleep seems elusive. Sleep aid products such as the Gold Bee wellness range are can be good for helping you drift off, but there are still lots of things that can distract us from a good night’s sleep.
For those of us that work from home, and have children to cater to, having the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep is a dream. I go to bed past midnight almost every day, and I am usually up around 6am, so I know I do not get the recommended amount of sleep on most days, but I am working on it.
Here are some beauty benefits of getting the right amount of sleep so we can ALL remember why it is important and stop ourselves from bingeing on the new Netflix series, and get some sleep instead:
1. Radiant skin tone
Lack of sleep makes our skin look dull. This is because blood doesn’t circulate efficiently when we are up and about. The tiny blood vessels called capillaries tighten preventing nutrients from flowing easily to the skin including your scalp.
When you sleep lying flat, there’s an improvement in circulation of blood to your face. This increased circulation of blood gives your skin a lovely healthy glow.
2. Smooth skin
When we sleep, the muscles in our face relax. The lines caused by the tensing of our facial muscles smoothen out because the facial muscles are relaxed.
3. Reverses signs of ageing
Reducing your hours of sleep with as low as 2-3 hours can cause your face to wrinkle. Adequate sleep brings back the youthful skin. While you sleep, your body produces collagen. Collagen pumps up the skin which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
4. Healthy-looking skin
Adequate sleep reduces the puffiness under our eyes and the increased blood flow during those 7-9 hours of sleep helps minimize dark circles. When we don’t have enough sleep, our eyes become red and under our eyes look puffy. Yawning due to lack of sleep makes our eyes water which then causes swelling and puffiness under the eyes.
Lack of sleep also causes dark circles around our eyes. When we don’t sleep, blood circulation decreases and the blood collects under eyes. The thin skin under the eye makes this visible in form of dark circles.
5. Reduces acne
When you sleep, you feel relaxed and adequate sleep makes you feel fresh and improves your mood. Lack of sleep makes your body release the stress hormone called cortisol. When cortisol is released, it makes sebaceous glands produce more oil which promotes breakouts.
With these benefits, I think I will need to make an adjustment to my daily routine. Easier to say though. As a freelancer, I work long hours, and those hours are usually at night when the kids are in bed, but lets see how my new adjustment goes. I will be filling you guys in as always.
Do you struggle to get the recommended daily amount of sleep? How do you deal with it?
No wonder at my age, my skin is still breaking out. My daughter is nearly six but doesn’t really have good nights? so yep, my nights are always broken 🙁 Would so love an uninterrupted sleep for once.
I am breaking out a lot these days. Uninterrupted sleep is a dream at the moment.
Hi there! I love reading your post! This one is really informative! Well, due to late nights that we have to spend for our blogging related work, I am having dark circles more than ever! 🙁 Since Eid Ul Fitr (Ramadan Festival) is around the corner and I need to look great I think I should get some sleep ! love reading the beauty benefits of sleeping and I should try my best to sleep for more than 6 hours every night and make it a habit! 🙂
Glad you like the post Fabia.
Ooooh, I need my beauty sleep too!! On average I try to sleep 8h/night. Otherwise, I end up cranky! Haha 😀
Totally agree, sleep is the foundation of our health and shouldn’t be ignored.
Yea true that.
This is why I miss sleep so much!!!!
Ah I know..
I do love my sleep and I know it has so many benefits but my little one won’t let me get as much as I need 🙁
I know. Same predicament I am in, lol..
Don’t I know it, with four kids sleep is something I know very little about, probably explains why I look so rough!!
Ah I have only 2 and I don’t get enough sleep so I can only imagine what you are going through.
Correct. Sleep is very key to good looks. I love your points. Will try to ensure good sleep daily. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for reading Osime.
I so wish I had more sleep. My worst habit is working on the laptop until late and then of course, I can’t switch off. Great tips though and I really should try harder to get more sleep
I wish too. I love my sleep.
I totally agree. When people say sleep is overrated how wrong they are!! I enjoy sleeping, I feel better, I look better – everything’s better! haha
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I get very cranky when I don’t get enough sleep.
I am a total cow if I havent had enough sleep, I also tend to catch up at the weekend if I feel tired x
Yea me too. I get really grumpy.
I hear you! I’ve got a six month old and a two year old….sleep is a novelty and I really feel how it impacts every aspect of my life!
It does. I get so dizzy and grumpy!
Yep having 2 young kids this is something I really struggle with lol x
This is so true! my son is 4 1/2 and still doesn’t sleep, I’m going to throw a party when i finally get some decent sleep! 🙂
Lol..I can relate x
I have some health problems as I have said before. One of those is called CFS (Constant Fatigue Syndrome) which unfortunately is untreatable and only manageable with difficulty. Being exhausted continuously is not fun. I have 4 weekly reflexology which helps the symptoms of. I long for refreshing sleep. It doesn’t happen. Hence why I am very focused on my skin, health and beauty regime so I can look and feel the best I can. I remember sleep deprivation with young children. This is worse. Just had to learn to live with it.
Yea I was operating under 3 hours sleep when my twins were newborns. Don’t know how I coped..Lol
I am trying to get 8 hours sleep but there is so much to do and so little time.. Sleep is definitely so important
Yea it is.
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thanks! this is true, i had moments where used to sleep only 4 to 5 hours a day and noticed my skin really looking unheathly and with larger pores..
I can imagine…Sleep is essential.
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