They call it Beauty Sleep for a Reason

With our busy schedules and never ending to-do lists, sleep is often the first thing to get bumped on the priority list. What many of us don’t realize is just how valuable a night of quality sleep really is.

In an ideal world, the average adult should get 7-9 hours of sleep. During this time, our bodies undergo several processes to keep us renewed and ready for a new day ahead.

Skin:

  • While you sleep, human growth hormone is released, which is key for collagen production. 

    • Collagen is a leading ingredient in anti-aging creams and acts as the support structure for skin
  •   Lack of sleep can lead to cell inflammation which causes a breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid—the two key components for glowing skin.

Body:

  • Metabolism and sleep are controlled by the same part of the brain
  • Sleep is key for hydration rebalance—skin recovers moisture, and excess water is processed for removal.
  • While you sleep your body releases hormones that repair cells and control energy use.

Brain:

  • Sleep actually consolidates memories, which means learning new things—both physical and mental—more efficient
  • Emotional components of the brain are also strengthened which allows for optimal creativity
Posted on February 22, 2015 .