Sleep Does a Beauty Goddess Good
A good night’s sleep gives us the energy to get through the day, but it’s also essential for us to look good in the process. A 2010 study by Sweden's Karolinska Institute found that "…sleep-deprived people appear less healthy, less attractive and more tired compared with when they are well rested," according to the researchers involved in the study. Most of us can back up this scientific evidence with one look in the mirror after a restless night!
To get the best out of your rest, Sleep Doctor Michael J. Breus recommends these actions:
Make sure you are getting your needed rest -- in most cases this is between seven and nine hours.
If you think that you may have a sleep disorder that could be causing poor quality sleep, make a point of speaking to your doctor about seeing a sleep specialist.
Try some sure-fire ways of increasing sleep quality:Go decaf by 2:30pm
Exercise daily-with doctor's permission
Consider creating a tranquil sleep environment.
Could it be time for a new pillow or mattress?