7 Important Reasons to Get Your Beauty Sleep ...

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Have you ever wondered if there were genuine reasons to get your beauty sleep?

Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm shared that people deprived of sleep for long periods appear unhealthier and less attractive than those who are well rested.

I've always wondered if there was an actual connection between a good night's sleep and beauty.

When I think of beauty I think of physical appearance, but this is just one of the reasons to get your beauty sleep.

1. Sex Life

Sex Life

If we are going to consider reasons to get your beauty sleep, we may as well start with sex.

If you don't get enough sleep you risk the chance of feeling fatigued.

When you don't have energy, your sex life will suffer.

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Siebern, PhD, a fellow in the Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Stanford University Sleep Medicine Center, says sleep-deprived men and women report problems with sex.

β€œLack of sleep can lead to low energy, fatigue, and sleepiness,” says Siebern.

β€œThis may affect libido and/or decrease interest in sex.”

2. Weight Management

Weight Management

You can't skip sleep if you are trying to lose weight.

University of Chicago researcher Dr.

Eve Van Cauter discovered that sleep deprivation stimulates appetite because it decreases the level of deptin (the "feel full" hormone) while increasing the level of ghrelin (the "feel hungry" hormone).2

On a personal note, I've noticed that when I get less sleep, I'm less active and not as motivated to work out.

3. Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman

Seven to eight hours of sleep is ideal for most women.

Anything more than eight hours can cause you to wake up looking puffy and feeling sluggish.2

Anything less causes blood vessels to dilate, creating the look of dark circles.

It can also make you more stressed and everyone will notice.

"It makes you look angry, tired, sad, and certainly older," says New York City dermatologist Doris Day, MD.

She wrote the book "Forget the Facelift" and notes that, "Your skin, and your whole body, goes into repair mode when you sleep." The good news is that our skin recovers quickly, so commit to getting in your 8 hours over the next couple of days and you and everyone else will notice the difference.

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