Beauty Sleep…Myth Or Must? - Page 2
Got It. But How Do I Fall Into Immediate Beauty Slumber?
We all do it: the mental checklist of all the stuff we have to do the next day, week, and month. If we only had a magic sleep button, right? Until they create one, here are some straightforward tips for falling asleep quickly to ensure a full night’s beauty sleep:
No caffeine. This one may sound like a no-brainer but caffeine can hide in many forms (e.g. chocolate, soda, tea, cold medicines, Excedrin, ice cream, energy water).
Silence is king. A noise-free environment (versus sleeping with the T.V. on, etc) ensures no distractions or surprises (like those annoying extra loud commercials).
Skip the alcohol. I know, I know…who doesn’t love a glass of vino or three during the evening? While it might make it easy to fall asleep quickly, alcohol has been proven to cause people to wake up though out the night.
Step away from the fridge. Don’t eat at least two hours before you hit the hay. In short, if your food is fully digested before you go to bed, you’ll sleep soundly.
Shake it. Exercise has been proven to aid in a solid night’s sleep. Per an intense workout (the AM time frame is recommended), your body will use the sleep period for muscle recovery. Plus, exercise helps provide firmer fannys and waistlines, so it’s a win-win.
Bottom line? Sleep enhances health and beauty (and makes you less of a crank in the morning). If a few extra zzz’s can reduce my under-eye bags and wrinkles, I’ll be giving Sleeping Beauty a run for her money…