Whenever we get a deep, full night’s sleep, we feel better and refreshed. The truth is, sleep or rest is one of the best ways to fight aging and yet very few people really know it. It’s called beauty sleep for a reason! During sleep, the healing and recovery process that our body needs after a full day’s work takes place, while also releasing the hormones that help us grow and look young.
But how can we enjoy the anti aging benefits of beauty sleep? Obviously, you need to get complete and full rest before you can reap the benefits. Here are a few tips on how to sleep soundly and enjoy this natural anti aging secret.
Avoid drinking alcohol before going to bed. Although it’s tempting to drink that glass of wine after dinner or that bottle of beer in a party, it will only make you temporarily drowsy. You might not notice it but alcohol wakes you up in the middle of the night too which stops you from sleeping deeply. If this happens then you fail to get the beauty sleep you need for anti aging.
Say no to caffeinated food and drinks. Even if you are used to drinking coffee anytime of the day, it still stops you from getting that deep sleep. Drink decaffeinated coffee if you can and avoid eating food with caffeine in it.
Calm down and wind down. Take your time to relax and wind down before going to bed. Avoid activities that will make your mind run or your body pumped. Try not to engage in heated conversations before going to bed because this will not help you sleep at all. If you can take a hot shower or bath to calm you down, do so. Free yourself from stress and enjoy the beauty sleep you need to fight aging.