How Important Is ‘The Beauty Sleep’?

sleepSleepless nights can take a bad toll on your skin. The skin looks dull, there are dark circles under the eyes, and visible fine lines appear. Your complexion also looks sickly. According to dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad, the more a person ages, sleep loss affects the worst. There is a progressive loss of water from the cells of the skin. Sleeping well replenishes the tiredness of the skin and restore the glamor of the skin.

How it happens?

According to the experts cells and tissue repair occurs during the period of slow-wave sleep. This restorative phase when affected by sleep deprivation, can cause havoc to the skin.

Lack of sleep affects the immune system. This can affect the skin-related problems. Rashes and eczema are also caused by lack of sleep. Sleep deprivation affects everyone – men or women. However, there are certain biological factors that can affect sleep like, pregnancy and menopause. There are other factors that are affecting the sleep patterns like day-to-day responsibilities and certain medical problems. But every individual should enjoy their beauty rest to revive and replenish the lost energy.

Recently, in a Swedish study done on 400 women it was found that they slept for 6.5 hours on an average at night and it took them around 22 minutes to fall asleep. In another post in the Sleep Education Blog, it was found that sleep deprived people, who do not suffer from sleep disorders, need willpower to get into a regular sleep schedule.

According to the experts who are working on the sleep patterns and disorders in humans confirmed that on an average an adult human being should sleep for about seven to eight hours regularly. So, if you are suffering from any sleep disorder, you must consult with your doctor and get remedies immediately.

Lack of beauty sleep affects ‘beauty’

For getting that youthful glow of the skin, you need beauty sleep. Lack of skin causes sagging and dull skin. If you are tired, it shows on the skin. Human skin needs about 6-7 hours of sleep daily to get rid of the tiredness and for replenishing the body. Not just your skin, your body detoxifies during the night. So, if you want to avoid breakouts on your skin, wrinkles, and bags under the eyes, you must take enough beauty rest.  If you want to stay youthful and fresh, get enough sleep. There’s no way to cover up sleep deprivation with make-up. The only way possible to achieve that is good sleep.

Not just the skin, good sleep also has a positive effect on the hormonal and metabolic changes in the body. A lack of sleep can have a negative effect on the ways your body’s processes occur. Health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases, and depression occur due to lack of proper sleep.

How long should you sleep?

If you are wondering whether you should take about 20-11 hours of beauty sleep to take rest, you must know that it will not help. Sleeping about 7 to 9 hours a day is good, but excessive sleeping is also not good. According to the popular author of Forget the Facelift, dermatologist Doris Day, “There are studies that show getting too much sleep is as detrimental to your skin as not getting enough sleep. You can’t bank sleep.”