Sleep and Beauty

You’ve heard the term “beauty sleep” but really, do you know how sleep affects beauty and how can you tell if you need beauty sleep?

One way is to look in the mirror when you wake up in the morning. Take a moment and see if the dark circles you had when you went to bed are better than they were when you went to sleep. Are there bags or swelling under your eyes where normally there are not? Does your skin look ashen or pale when you wake up? These are all signs that beauty sleeping may be just what you need to improve your appearance through increasing the amount of sleep you get or improving the sleep you’re already getting.

Another way to know if you are getting beauty sleep is to take a moment and assess how your body feels. Do you feel like you’ve slept or do you feel like you could drop back into bed for a few more hours? If you feel like you haven’t slept at all, the odds are you didn’t get the good quality sleep that could be considered beauty sleep.

So what is beauty sleep? Beauty sleep is getting enough sleep that you wake feeling rested and rejuvenated. If you are waking up with a stiff neck or sore back, there is something wrong and what you are doing is not enough. Sleep beauty tips are simple. Start by checking out your Zzzz score – the Zzzz Score Test from SleepBetter.org was created to show what kind of pillow can help you with better beauty sleeping. Your Zzzz score can tell you a lot about what you need to get a better night’s sleep as well as give you a score you can use to determine in what ways you can help yourself the most. Improving your sleeping routine can be the best way to go from feeling droopy and slow in the morning to feeling like you’re ready to take on the world with shining eyes and a quick smile.

Your beauty sleep can involve new pillows, different pillows, or even just cleaning your pillows. Once you are getting a better night’s sleep people will start noticing. You may get asked if you got a new haircut, or if you lost a few pounds. While they won’t be able to pinpoint what, exactly, has changed they will know something is up. How could they not notice? Better sleep (and getting that much desired and needed beauty sleep) will be written all over your face!

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