If there’s one thing I don’t skimp on, it’s beauty sleep. My friends know better than to call me early in the morning because it’s likely that I’m sleeping in. If you give me the choice between 6 hours of sleep with a grande coffee or 8 hours of sleep and no coffee, I would take the 8 hours of sleep every time.
You’re probably well aware that sleep (or lack thereof) affects your state of mind and appearance. But what exactly happens to your skin while you’re getting beauty sleep?
Best Mattress Reviews put together this great infographic that outlines how your body repairs your skin while you sleep, what can happen to your body if you’re sleep deprived, and shares a few tips so that you can get the best beauty sleep…
More beauty sleep tips
I like to have a glass of water on my bedside table because when I wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, my mouth is always dry. I notice that when I have a drink of water in the middle of the night, my face isn’t so dry and flaky when I wake up in the morning. According to this article over at Cosmopolitan, eating food with structured water such as veggies or nuts can also help because it releases hydration slowly. I also make sure to put plenty of moisturizer on my face before I go to bed, especially now that winter is here.
Do you have any sleep tips to share?