Let’s face it: the life of a strong, independent woman is hella stressful!
Besides the challenges you face at work every day, you might feel the constant pressure to look flawless under any circumstances. Not to mention, your confidence vibe must be strong and inspiring, while your skin radiates energy and good mood.
But this is not all!
There’s a lot of pressure on women to be gracious and unaffected in their day to day activity and not to mentioned it can literally be draining.
But, given we have to do it all again the next day, there’s no wonder so many women take their beauty sleep seriously.
The Connection between Sleep and Beauty
No, I’m not going to discuss the Sleeping Beauty case, even though I totally understand why she was put to sleep until Prince Charming came to save her. But this is a different story.
In the real world, scientific studies have proven that there is a strong connection between one’s health and attractiveness and the amount of sleep one gets. So, put in plain terms, if you’re missing sleep and look tired, people may actually avoid talking to you!
In today’s day and age, the beauty sleep is going to bed one hour early. While it may not look like much, that extra hour of sleep is used by the brain to restore and repair damaged tissue.
Furthermore, if the body goes through all the necessary stages of a restful sleep, you’ll have a better detox process and the body will manage to secrete growth hormones like collagen (fantastic for skin and hair).
As you fall deeper asleep, the body starts cell production, melatonin (for skin color and hair), and puts together an entire restoration process. This way, by morning your skin will be glowing, your brain will be rested, and your hair and eyes will look amazing!
The Quality of Sleep
But it’s not always easy to fall asleep when you go to bed. Even more, it can be difficult to sleep 7 to 8 hours each day because the daily life catches up with you. Still, as long as you don’t allow lack of sleep to become a common occurrence, your beauty should be protected.
However, the rejuvenation processes that happen while in slumber are also dependent on the quality of sleep. This means that, even though you go to bed early, you can still wake up feeling tired and your eyes can still have dark circles.
If this happens, try to analyze your sleep patterns. For instance, sites like this explain in detail how a mattress that doesn’t fit your needs can completely ruin your chances at a good night’s sleep. Also, here are a few tricks to try:
- Make sure you block all sources of light in the bedroom (buy thick curtains);
- Remove all electronic devices from the room (yes, including your phone);
- Ask everyone else in the house to keep it quiet when you sleep;
- Put on some tunes that invite you to sleep;
- Play with aromatherapy and find the fragrance that invites the Sandman in.
Overall, the bedroom should be treated like a sacred area for sleep, and everyone should be aware of its importance. If you share the bed with a partner, talk to them about this and let them know you mean business when it comes to catching some beauty Zzz’s!
Of course, there are other things you can do to feel amazing every day, but high-quality sleep is a must-have! It matters for your beauty and your brain so don’t ignore it!