Get the Beauty Rest You Deserve
Posted On Jun 28, 2016
Just when you thought clean-eating was enough to live a healthy lifestyle, you came across this article that will change your sleeping habits forever.
Sleep affects what you chose to eat so watch out for sleeping too little or too much. Less than 7 hours or more than 9 can lead to weight gain so for optimal health, 7-9 hours a night is ideal.
Enhance your beauty from the inside out by following these good sleeping habits.
Try falling asleep by 10 pm.
Setting a bedtime is not only for kids. Since night owls find themselves craving carbs, try sleeping before 10 pm to help resist the urge of late night snacking or stopping by unhealthy fast food late night spots.
Consistency is key.
Train your mind and body to fall asleep at a certain time every night. If you’re a twist and turner, this will help you fall asleep faster.
Sleep in cool conditions, ideally in 65 degrees Fahrenheit, and make sure your room is as dark as possible. Keep your cell phone on airplane or do not disturb mode and off the bed. That also means any other gadgets with backlit displays such as laptops.
No Water. No Caffeine. No Alcohol.
Avoid drinking too much water right before bed because the most annoying thing is having to use the bathroom in the middle of a good night’s rest.
If you’re a “caffeine-oholic”, stop drinking it 7 hours prior to your bedtime. Overall, herbal teas and decaffeinated beverages are a better option.
A glass of wine will help you fall asleep but unfortunately, disrupts your sleep pattern. Try consuming it an hour before bedtime to allow your body to metabolize it.
Develop a night routine.
4 Hours Before – Avoid heavy, fatty, and spicy meals for dinner and eat four hours before going to bed to avoid heartburn or indigestion.
3 Hours Before – Exercise can help you sleep but try working out 3 hours before bedtime to avoid releasing endorphins, which can keep you up.
30 Minutes Before – Enjoy a warm, relaxing bath 30 minutes before bed.
10 Minutes Before – Try some breathing techniques to help relax the body and prepare it for bed.
Incorporate the right amount of sleep into your healthy lifestyle and wake up looking better, feeling better, and spreading positive vibes to those surrounding you. They call it beauty sleep for a reason.