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The Benefits of Beauty Sleep

Getting a good night's sleep is so important that it should definitely be top of the list in your beauty regime. Rest and relaxation ensures your entire body is rejuvenated, and your skin has time to repair. Unfortunately, not enough people understand just how important achieving a full 40 winks really is. Tired, puffy eyes, and grey skin is not a pretty sight, and if you don't feel fully rested after sleep, no amount of make-up can hide the consequences. But don't worry! I have some great tips about how to ensure you get the sleep you need in order to keep yourself in tip top condition.

 Get Some Exercise!

This may sound odd, but by doing some exercise about an hour before you go to bed you can actually benefit from a full night's sleep. You don't even need to leave the house and there are plenty of aerobic vids online that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Studies show that moderately intense exercise can help you fall asleep faster and keep you asleep for longer too. Daily exercise will also keep you in great shape too, helping you feel, and look fitter. 

Invest in The Right Bed

Since you are going to be spending around eight hours each night in bed asleep, you really do need to invest in the best bed you can afford. While researching which beds are both great for getting a good night's sleep, and are affordable, I stumbled upon the Bedstar divan bed and mattress range which is available online. Divan sets are reliable, sturdy and exceptionally comfortable, which is precisely what you need to snooze the night away.

Buy The Best Bed Linen

Synthetic materials are not great for your skin, and if you have sheets and duvet covers that are made using man-made materials, your skin could be suffering. Softer materials such as Egyptian cotton and linen are perfect as they gentle against your skin. The softer the material, the more comfortable you will be and therefore the more sleep you should get. Natural materials also tend not to crease, leaving lines on your face like rougher fabrics may do which is not what you want to wake up to in the morning! 

Turn Off Your Phone!

Flicking through your social networking site, and posting amusing updates can appear to be an innocent way to relax as you lie in bed, but it could actually be the reason you aren't getting enough sleep. Besides preventing you from truly entering the relaxation zone, the blue light radiating from your phone, laptop and even television can interfere with your ability to wind down at the end of the day. Make a resolution that once you enter the bedroom, you will do no more than relax in your cosy bed, and leave all social networking until the morning.

1 comment

  1. Absolutely right - slept much better when reading a real book before bedtime. But I'm addicted to my Kindle!