We’ve all heard time and time again how important it is to get enough sleep. Even though we know perfectly well that sleeping is good for the health of all our organs as well as our mental functionality, that still isn’t enough motivation for many to get sufficient rest. Here are a few things about sleep, and beauty, that you may not have known. Furthermore, it may be a good source of motivation for you to get sufficient sleep:
Stay skinny. Lack of sleep, basically anything less than 6 hours a night, can cause weight gain. None of us want this, unless you are one of those lucky people with a super active metabolism! However, since about two-thirds of adults are overweight and a third of those are actually considered obese, people with super speedy metabolisms are hard to come by. Insufficient sleep can slow down your metabolism as well as increase your appetite and cause you to eat more calories a day than you need in your body’s effort to stay awake.
Regrow skin. There have been some scientific studies showing that our bodies regrow skin 30 times faster during sleep than during waking hours. Nothing keeps your face looking fresh and beautiful like having a fresh coat of skin every morning!
Regrow organs. All of our organs end up regenerating themselves about once a month–our bodies are absolutely amazing in the way they function. However, if we don’t get enough sleep, this can slow down the process.
Memory enhanced. Not all learning is done by our brain. A lot of our learning is done by our muscles, ligaments, etc. With sufficient sleep, our body has time to engrain the things we learned during the day, both mentally and physically. If you are in school, or a performer, you will find that adequate sleep is essential. They even hire sleep doctors to advise sports teams on players’ sleep patterns because coaches recognize its importance to optimal performance.
Sleep makes you pretty. The old expression “I need to get my beauty rest” isn’t so far off the mark. Sleep gives our face a lighter, more relaxed appearance, as well as helps us avoid getting those painful-looking bags under our eyes. One German study showed that people who haven’t had enough sleep were rated low in attractiveness after pulling an all-nighter.
Sleep is one of the most amazing parts about being human. Our bodies are rejuvenated during that time, and it helps give us energy and feel ready to take on a new day. Without sufficient sleep, our bodies will have a difficult time carrying out all of its daily functions. If you get less than six hours of sleep a night, you may want to reevaluate your priorities and find a way to put sleep near the top of the list.
About the Author
Natalie Clive is a tenured author at MyCollegesandCareers.com. My Colleges and Careers is a wonderful site that helps student who want to go back to college, but don’t know how, get a leg-up on the process. Through visiting MCC, you will gain a better understanding of what you’re interested in and what’s available.