World Sleep Day is an annual event to raise awareness of sleep disorders and the burden that they place on society. Research shows that we spend up to one-third of our lives sleeping and that 35% of people do not feel they get enough sleep. Quality sleep is crucial to ensure good health and quality of life.
Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life
You’ll look happier and healthier.
Beauty rest isn’t a myth, your skin needs sleep just like you do. Not getting enough sleep can cause you to look sad and tired, literally...the corners of your mouth droop, you get dark circles, sagging eyelids, and paler skin. Getting the right amount of sleep means having a glowing complexion and rosy cheeks.
Skincare products will be more effective.
When you sleep, your skin focusses on repairing itself. Blood flow is more consistent which allows your skincare products to work more efficiently. Your skin loses more water when you sleep than it does during the day. Try applying a creamy moisturizer before bed and drink plenty of water during the day to give your skin that hydration it needs.
Your hair will thank you.
Believe it or not, lack of sleep can cause hair loss, breakage, damage, and lack of growth. Your hair follicles gain nutrients, vitamins, and minerals from blood flow. And since we know that lack of sleep causes poor blood flow, we know that lack of sleep can also weaken our hair, making it difficult to grow. When you get your full night’s sleep, your hair benefits, too!
Bye-bye puffy eyes and dark circles.
I’m sure you’ve woken up in the morning and experience those dreaded puffy, dark circles under your eyes; these are caused by lack of blood flow. Getting your beauty rest will help reduce the appearance of them.
Don’t look at your phone.
Your phone’s blue light can increase alertness and suppress melatonin (the chemical that helps you sleep). Turn down your screen’s brightness and put it away at least 30 minutes before bed. Same goes for all electronics, so try to stay away from that last episode you just have to finish.
Drink something warm.
About 30 minutes before bed, make yourself a hot cup of tea. It sounds so simple, but non-caffeinated herbal teas can promote overall relaxation and restfulness. Our favorite is chamomile, but you can find other options here.
Meditate your stress away.
Give yourself some me-time before bed and reflect on your day. It's important to let go of the worries that build up during the day as they can affect both the initiation and maintenance of sleep. Let go of any stresses you may have and just let your mind rest. Not sure if meditation is right for you? It’s easier than it sounds - find out how!
Establish your sleep pattern, and stick to it.
A healthy sleep schedule has been shown to improve concentration, memory, mood and energy levels. When you establish a regular sleep pattern, it allows your circadian rhythm to operate at its peak. Each of our biological clocks is unique, find a sleep schedule that works for you.
Once you find the perfect time for some shut-eye and structure your routine around it, your body will thank you. Thank it back with a relaxing night with TruSelf Organics. Take 20% off your entire order with code SLEEP.