If there’s one thing most women are lacking in, it’s sleep. We are either not getting enough or it’s generally pour quality. I’m the first to admit that I look MUCH fresher (and healthier) when i’m practicing good sleeping habits. Here are some ways to improve your beauty sleep:
One thing many people don’t realize is how much light can disrupt your sleep. Even a night light in the corner of the room can throw off your sleep cycle. Be sure your curtains are shut nice and tight so no light filters in and turn off even the smallest lamps and televisions.
While this is often times better said than done, it will make a big difference to your peepers. When you go to sleep stressed, you toss and turn and mess with your REM cycle. Try taking a hot bath before bed or drinking a nice cup of hot tea (one of my favorite tricks). Depending on your personal beliefs, it helps many people to talk to God before they go to sleep. You can also download some nice meditations from iTunes to help you relax into shut-eye.
Use an Eye Mask:
Not like the ones you get in a facial. For $10 or less you can find a nice mask that helps cool down the skin around your eyes. This helps firm up the skin and also increase circulation. (Can anyone say “Bye Bye” to dark circles?). You’ll be surprised at how nice it feels to go into bed after using the cool mask and wake up with refreshed peepers.
Going to sleep and waking up at the same time will help you tremendously. This will build a natural timer in your body so those of you night owls will have an easier time turning in. Continuity helps your body to know exactly how much time it has to perform each essential task during sleep.
I hope you found these tips useful! Be sure to comment with your tips to getting good shut-eye!