The life of a working adult is a constant balance of work, home, and socializing. Until you find that right groove for you, it might seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done, let alone get a good night’s sleep. However, getting a good night’s sleep has some amazing health benefits that you don’t want to miss out on.

Studies have shown that getting at least 7 hours of sleep every night will produce the best health results your body has to offer overnight. While sleeping, your body is able to replenish your moisture levels so make sure you’re drinking the recommended amount of water each day. This re-moisturizing helps your skin look more nourished and brighter in the morning. Your skin will also face less inflammation as it won’t dry out. Less inflammation can cut down on acne and immune-related skin responses.

Getting to a state of deep sleep will signal to your body to release growth factors as well. These will help your body repair and restore your skin. Remember that recommended seven hours of sleep? Getting that minimum amount in at night is the optimal way to have your body produce Collagen. Collagen is what your skin is made of and it is what we are looking to protect when we use anti-aging products.

Getting a good night’s rest will also reduce your stress levels. The less tired you are, the better mood you are bound to be in when you start your day. This low-stress level will help your body with a better blood flow and that, in turn, will give you a brighter, glowing complexion. Your eyes will also be brighter as those dark, puffy circles you might otherwise have won’t be present. You won’t have to worry about covering more and it’ll save you time in the end. Along those same lines, any products you use during a nightly, pre-bedtime routine will work better. This is because your skin isn’t exposed to direct sunlight or any harsh elements aside from a pillowcase and blanket. As such, the natural production of collagen and moisture from your body with the added products placed on your skin by you will work better together as the skin is left undisturbed for a longer period of time.

As an overall consideration, getting a good night’s rest is also good for your figure. Studies have shown a direct relation between fatigue and obesity. The more sleep you are able to get, the better your appetite will be. This isn’t to say that getting a decent night’s sleep will solve any weight problems but it will help with weight management. You can also look forward to healthier looking hair. The less sleep you obtain each night can cause a list of things to happen to your hair that you might look to avoid. These include loss, breakage, and growth rate. How your hair behaves goes back to the point earlier of increased blood flow. Each hair follicle gets its nutrients this way. If blood flow is poor, your hair’s health will suffer.

All in all, getting a good night’s rest is important for a lot of things in our life. No one likes to wake up tired and no one likes to look tired. If you take care of your body, it will, in turn, take care of you.

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