Sleep is one of the things that we just kind of take for granted – you go to sleep, you wake up, you repeat the next day. But do we ever focus on the necessity of sleeping? Getting proper rest every day is essential to our health. Here are some of the most important reasons to get a good night’s sleep!
Scientists and researchers agree that getting 7-8 hours of sleep nightly is essential for proper health. Most of us are averaging around 6-7 hours nightly, meaning we’re almost always sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation can lead to many negative side effects, including a weakened immune system and weight gain.
Not sleeping enough also leads to skin damage. The term beauty sleep is called that for a reason! When researchers in the UK analyzed women’s skin after a good nights sleep vs a few nights of too little sleep, they found that fine lines and wrinkles increased by 45%, blemishes increased by 13%, and redness increased by 8%.
So skip the wrinkle creams and grab your pillow! Looks like your bed is the best place to get a glowing complexion.