“Beauty sleep” is one of the more literal terms. Widely known as a cutesy marketing plot, beauty sleep is very much a real thing, and is very much needed.
Research has proven that attaining the minimum eight hours of shut eye each night is beneficial in keeping us looking young and fresh in both the short and long term.
During hours of pure rest, the body, and more specifically, the skin, has a magnificent ability to repair itself. Ever noticed the more you sleep, the plumper your cheeks appear, the wider and bright your eyes look, and the smoother your skin feels? This is because the body has hydrated the skin and its surroundings, and has began to repair any damages big or small. Ensuring hydrated skin night after night is essential for long-term glows, and natural anti-aging. It’s important to note that the body doesn’t have the capabilities to do these things during the day as it has numerous other distractions and responsibilities that it’s attention becomes focused on.
So, how can we ensure that we get enough pure hours of beauty sleep? We have put together a few easy, yet highly effective tips.
- Ensure a regular bedtime.
Your body craves consistency and some form of regularity. Ensuring a somewhat regular bedtime each night will help you fall asleep with increased ease. It will also help you prep your pre-bed rituals, which are essential for ensuring a good night’s sleep. Pre-bed rituals can be as simple as listening to calming music. Music is often termed as medicine, helping with calming heart rate, and brain activity.
- Take a long hot bath
We almost all crave a warm and cosy bath. The relaxing sensation of a hot bath comes from its ability to aid you in reaching a temperature prefect for rest.
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- Reduce caffeine
Caffeine is widely known to effect natural sleep patterns. Caffeine wakes up many sensations, making us increasingly alert. Having anything caffeine infused is a big no-no before bed. Remember is takes up to 20 minutes for the effects of caffeine to kick in, so don’t be impatient when waiting for the effects to kick in during the day.
- Create your own personalized sanctuary.
Creating a personalized place of harmony and peacefulness is essential in minimizing stress levels, and increasing relaxation. What you choose to include or exclude in this space is completely up to you, but there are a few essentials to consider. Make sure to minimize light, noise, and any discomforts (this could be related to your bed, pillow, PJs, etc.)
- Ensure the right temperature.
Studies have shown that the body craves a specific temperature range to ensure ease. Your bedroom should be within the realm of 18-14 degrees each night. Furthermore, you need to make sure that you have the correct pyjama for the weather. Your material choice is absolutely essential in different seasons. For summer we encourage something light such as a cotton silk blend, and for winter something a little warmer such as brushed cotton. Be smart with how you regulate your temperature at night.
Be smart with your sleep patterns. Make sure you are listening to your body, and focusing on what it truly needs to ensure that natural glow.
Sweet dreams lovelies xx