Sleeping Beauty

A good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you need to look fresh-faced and youthful.

If you don’t get enough sleep, those wrinkles will appear deeper, circles darker and your complexion duller.  Most of us need between seven and nine hours of sleep a night to feel great, but trying to stay on top of all the stresses of modern life- work deadlines, housework and demanding kids- means that getting our beauty sleep quota can seem, like an impossible luxury.

Here’s a few tips on how you can improve the quality and quantity of your shut eye:

Create a sleep haven. Keep your bedroom quiet, dark and comfortable. The ideal room temperature for sleep is moderate to cool- too hot will hamper your ability to drop off.

Ditch the extra pillows. While a headboard covered in pillows might look  inviting, it wont help you fall asleep. Being more or less perfectly horizontal is conducive to many of the physical changes associated with slipping into a deep sleep. Throw all but one pillow off the bed.

Pass on the coffee. That cup of coffee at lunchtime could be the reason you’re still up at midnight. If you have had too much caffeine, try a cup of chamomile tea, which has a sedative effect.

 

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