5 Factors of the importance of sleep and the effects on your skin

What is sleep?

Sleep is when your body is in a relaxed state for several hours every night.  It is a vital for our everyday life; we need it to function and to be in good health.  

Sleep means different things for different people. 

What are your feelings about sleep? 

Do you struggle with sleep? 

During the time that you’re sleeping your body is working hard to repair itself and the brain so it’s able to process memories. Poor sleep is linked to a weakened immune system and ill health. 

Most of us need around 8 hours of good-quality sleep a night to function properly – but some need more and some less. What matters is that you find out how much sleep you need and then try to achieve it.  

Visit the NHS Sleep site.

  1. Stronger immune system will reduce inflammation which can lead to healthier skin
  2. The skin produces more collagen which can improve skin tone
  3. You produce melatonin
  4. It strengthens your muscles and helps them recover quicker 
  5. It improves the aging process by reducing puffiness under the eyes and dryness on the skin 

If you are struggling with sleep it may be advisable to seek professional advice. 

Posted by Amanda Roberts on 20th April 2020 

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