It is essential for our daily performance, our mood and also for our skin
Sleeping well is vital to fill us with energy, perform better the next day and enjoy a better mood. Sleep is restorative and when we don’t sleep well, our skin feels it too. Both on a physical and psychological level, bad sleep has negative consequences on the body and the brain.
On a physical level, inadequate night rest causes tiredness, drowsiness, decreased attention and concentration, slowed down thinking, and irritability. On a psychological level, it can even encourage the development of illnesses such as depression and anxiety.
The benefits of a good night’s sleep:
1. Increased creativity
When the brain is rested and the production of hormones is balanced, the memory works perfectly. That makes the imagination more powerful and us more creative.
2. Helps you lose weight
Lack of sleep causes the adipocytes (fat cells) to release less leptin, the appetite suppressant hormone. Insomnia also causes the stomach to release more ghrelin (the appetite hormone). Ambas acciones hacen que dormir poco se asocie a la obesidad.
3. It contributes to your health
Our immune system uses sleep time to regenerate itself, allowing it to effectively fight the toxins and germs that continually threaten us. With a weak immune system, we are much less likely to successfully overcome infections.
4. Improved memory
Sleep strengthens the neural connections. During the REM phase of sleep, the hippocampus, our memory store, is restored, transforming short-term memory into long-term memory. At the University of Hafi (Israel) this has been corroborated by the results of a study which states that a 90-minute mid-afternoon nap helps to fix memories and skills.
5. Reduces depression
When we sleep, the body relaxes and this facilitates the production of melanin and serotonin. These hormones counteract the effects of stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) and help us to be happier and emotionally stronger. Lack of sleep, however, causes an increased and sustained release of stresshormones.
6. Regenerates the skin and treatments are better received
There are two important phases to recovery:
The first phase (21h to 23h) is the time when the epidermal barrier function of the skin is less optimal. This is the time when the skin is most receptive; any product you apply during this period will penetrate more easily.
This is the best time to use booster serums and face moisturizers, the usual ones in your nightly routine.
The second phase (from 11pm to 6am) is the time when the skin regenerates: the new cells replace the dead cells.
Discover the Facialderm neurocosmetic line to take care of yourself every day and every night
What does a quality dream look like? It is a continuous dream,without waking up and without fragmentation during the night. To reach this, try to make your bedroom just for sleeping, avoiding activities like watching TV or eating in bed. In this way, a sleep routine is established with habits that favour conciliation and the maintenance of sleep.