Did you know that one of the best ways to achieve healthy-looking skin, an appearance that’s vibrant and youthful, is to get regular sleep? It’s absolutely true, and while sleep is vitally important to skin health, it’s also incredibly important to every bodily system and function.
We all know how we feel when we don’t get enough sleep. Everyone, at some point, will experience trouble with sleep. And while the occasional bout of bad sleep won’t have a devastatingly negative impact on our health, an extended period of bad sleep will.
It’s important to remember that everyone needs adequate sleep, but not everyone needs the same amount of sleep. When we analyze the amount of sleep a person needs during the night, it’s often calculated based on a person’s age.
For instance, a baby will need 14-17 hours of sleep each and every day, while a child age three should only need 10-11 of sleep. The amount of sleep a kiddo will need will decrease by the year, and when a kiddo finally grows to adulthood he or she should need 7-9 hours each and every night.
Not everyone gets 7-9 hours of sleep each night, and even those among us who claim to be able to live on little sleep, research shows that a healthy adult will need that amount of sleep regularly, and if he or she doesn’t receive quality sleep, then his or her abilities will be impaired; according to research, people who do not receive proper sleep will have difficulty performing complex mental tasks.
Sleep is a complicated subject, especially because so many people struggle to get enough of it. But there are a few tips that should apply to most. First, remember to get enough exercise. If you work in front of a computer screen, make sure you stretch during the day.
Avoid caffeinated beverages in the evening, and try to resist the temptation to watch your phone or tablet at bedtime; the blue light emitted from these devices will interrupt your internal rhythms, making it difficult to sleep.
Stress is also likely to interrupt a person’s sleep, and if you need to relieve some of the stress in your life, then call Central Wellness today and schedule a massage or a spa day.