Getting adequate sleep could be the closest we get to the fountain of youth. Our bodies repair and recover while we are asleep. When we don't sleep, it affects our appearance as well as our ability to function at an optimum level. Get the most of your shut eye with these strategies:
1. Always get seven to nine hours of quality sleep each night.
This is the recommended amount according to the National Sleep Foundation and a multidisciplinary expert panel.
2. Stop eating three hours before going to bed.
While eating a healthy, balanced dinner can improve your sleep capabilities and overall wellness, eating too much before bedtime can pose problems. If you eat right before hitting the sack, you will still digest your food, but you could experience uncomfortable symptoms. By giving yourself a three-hour time span between food and bed, your stomach has time to digest and settle down. Choose whole foods that digest quickly and easily to avoid being kept up from heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion.
3. End your day with chlorophyll water.
This will lead to more cleaning and repairing while you are asleep. It is loaded with antioxidant power and can help with insomnia.
4. Dry brush as part of your evening ritual.
It's a form of exfoliation, which helps to stimulate circulation, detox the lymphatic system and shed dead skin cells.
5. Take a probiotic supplement.
Most of us take our probiotics in the morning, but taking them at bedtime is particularly beneficial. This is because the digestive system has little activity, so your stomach will be less acidic. That will allow for the bacteria to have a higher chance of attaching to the intestinal wall and thriving.
6. Meditate for 10 to 20 minutes.
7. Try an inversion exercise.
It’s no secret that yoga can alleviate stress, so adopting a short yoga routine before bedtime can make for better sleep. Try simply lying down on your back with your buttocks a few inches away from the wall and your feet up the wall. It will relieve tension from tired or cramped legs and feet, can relieve lower back pain, and calms your mind.
8. Apply eye cream.
By hydrating, you could prevent fine lines from forming or being as visible.
9. Wash your pillowcases and bed linens at least once a week.
You may also want to replace your pillows with new ones about every six months or consider a protective cover for them or simply wash them. Dust mites are microscopic creatures that feast on flakes of human skin. People who are allergic to dust mites may experience asthma-like symptoms or eczema. However, you needn’t be allergic to them to be affected.
10. Cleanse your face with oil.
Choose an organic, natural, cold-pressed vegetable, seed, or nut oil, because they have nutrients, vitamins, and fatty acids. First, pour a little into the palm of your hand. Then, rub your hands together to warm the oil and begin massaging the oil into your face. This will remove impurities. Wipe it gently away with a soft washcloth and warm water. The massaging motion will help move blood through your face, which will get your glow on.