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How to Ensure You Get Your Beauty Sleep

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Have you ever had a sleepless night? 

Unfortunately, there’s no prize for saying yes to that question, unless you count a headache and that all-too-familiar groggy feeling in the morning.

Sleepless nights are all-too-common, but that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to sleep well. It can just take a bit of work to win back your beauty sleep.

When you sleep well, you look and feel so much better. Good sleep is good for your skin and helps you look fresher and younger. It also has a huge impact on your health and your mood. 

Create a Sleep Schedule

Do you have a set sleep schedule?

Or to put it another way, do you lie in at the weekends or maybe stay up late a few times a week? If you do, you might be making it harder for your body to get its much-needed rest.

Most people need between 6 and 8 hours of sleep each night, although some lucky few seem to be able to manage with less. Regardless of how much sleep you need, the key is consistency.

So, pick a bedtime and a wake-up time and stick to them. Yes, the odd late night might still happen, but a regular bedtime will do wonders for your sleep patterns.

Cut Down on Screentime

Between mobile phones, tablets, and laptops, it’s like half of our lives are viewed through a screen. 

Specifically, half of our lives are viewed through a very brightly lit screen that can mess with our circadian rhythms, so our bodies can’t tell when it’s time to go to sleep. 

The best option is to get rid of screens and devices about an hour before bedtime. It’s a big adjustment, but it can make an even bigger difference. If this isn’t viable, you can always compromise and use a blue light filter on your devices.

Create an Ideal Sleeping Environment

Most people sleep best in cool, dark rooms. You don’t need to go to the extremes of sleeping in a refrigerator, but invest in some blackout blinds and keep your room slightly cooler than normal room temperature. You’ll be perfectly cozy underneath your blankets.

While you’re at it, try turning your bedroom into a comfortable haven of sleep. A good mattress and pillows can do wonders for your sleep, not to mention your back and neck.

Pleasant, soothing smells like lavender can also make your room more relaxing. Scented candles, essential oils, and reed diffusers are all great ways to do this.

Bedtime Routine

Finally, there are some things you can actively do to help you relax. Everyone is different, of course, but most people find that curling up with a good book is better than watching videos or doom-scrolling social media for hours on end.

Baths are also a good way to get your body relaxed and smelling nice before bed, especially if you incorporate your skincare routine. Add a nice cup of herbal tea to your routine and you’ll be sleeping like a baby in no time.


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