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How to Look and Feel Younger Through the Power of Sleep

by Jennifer Scott

Photograph by Pixabay at Pixabay.com.

How to Look and Feel Younger Through the Power of Sleep

by Jennifer Scott

Photograph by Pixabay at Pixabay.com.

How to Look and Feel Younger Through the Power of Sleep

by Jennifer Scott

Photograph by Pixabay at Pixabay.com.

The effect of sleep on our bodies has long been studied, from the way we dream to how we feel after a good night’s rest--or a bad one. With our busy lives, it can be easy to underestimate the power of sleep, especially when it comes to looking and feeling younger. Good quality rest can affect a number of things, from weight management to glowing skin; so why aren't we getting enough?

There are many answers to that question, because a variety of things play a role in your rest routine. What you eat and drink during the day, the comfort of your bedding, your sleep surroundings, your stress level, and even how you use tech can all affect your ability to get decent shut-eye. That’s why it’s important to take an overall wellness approach to your sleep schedule and make some changes to a variety of things instead of just one.

Here are a few tips on how to look and feel younger through good sleep.

Use tech to your advantage

Technology has come a long way just in the last few years, and there are several ways you can utilize it to help you change up your sleep game for the better. A smartwatch is a great investment, because it will allow you to keep track of your sleep habits with the help of apps like Pillow and Sleep++. If you invest in a good smartwatch, you can equip it with these helpful apps, as well as use the smartwatch’s own useful features. Feature-rich smartwatches are typically pricey, but you can save if you wait for holiday sales or find limited-time offers.

Take a look at your mattress

The way you sleep could have something to do with what you sleep on. If your mattress is more than a few years old and you find yourself having chronic pain or a reduced ability to get quality sleep, take a second look at your mattress and consider upgrading. There are a few things to think about when mattress shopping, however, such as your sleep habits (which side you sleep on), your weight, and which type of firmness you need.

Make some lifestyle changes

Your lifestyle and surroundings can greatly affect your ability to get good rest, so think about how you can make some changes that will benefit your sleep routine. Although they may seem insignificant, things like the color of your bedroom walls and what you wear to bed can have a significant effect on how you sleep. Even the way you wear your hair can make a difference! Make your bedroom as comfortable and serene as possible, and then apply that same principle to your body. You can hardly expect to get into a deep sleep if you’re worried about your hair extensions knotting up, for example, so take steps to keep them from tangling. Brush them out and braid your hair before going to bed to keep them fresh..

Set a sleep routine

A sleep routine that works for your specific needs can take some time to figure out, so think about how you can rest easy. If mornings are stressful around your house, talk to your family about how to get organized so that everything runs a bit smoother. This way, you can sleep in a little longer without worrying about what you’ll have to handle the next day. This might include setting out clothing or backpacks at bedtime, or getting paperwork together. Take a hot shower to relax before bed, or read for a few minutes before turning out the lights. These small gestures can make a big difference when it comes to looking and feeling younger through sleep.

When you’re ready to make some changes to your rest routine, don’t forget to consider your diet and exercise plan. The right foods and activities can boost your energy and help your body prepare for better sleep, so choose them carefully in order to maximize their benefits. All of these changes are packed with benefits, so you can keep looking and feeling your best.

This article was written by Jennifer Scott who is a freelance writer. We thank Jennifer for this work. The photograph was from Pixabay.com. Again we are grateful.



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