Is my lack of sleep having negative side effects on my skin? Your lack of sleep can be causing your skin to look tired and dull.
Red Lotus Skin Salon is all about the relaxations and sleep is a big deal to your beauty. " I can always tell when clients are stressed and not getting enough sleep. Thing like acne, cysts, bags under the eyes, dull lifeless skin or no color at all in the skin are just a few of the signs. Say's master aesthetician Patricia, at Red Lotus in Portland, Oregon.
Yes, your sleep problems can be causing skin problems. Sleep is our time to internally refresh, restore and heal. Anything that interrupts this process can lead to the skin looking less than its best. All of us have gotten up and looked in the mirror after a bad night’s sleep and noted the dark under-eye circles and the dull cast to the skin. The bad sleep and the diminished skin appearance are directly related.
Inadequate sleep: whether it is odd working hours, stress, a baby in the house, insomnia, or anything else that prevents us from sleeping, it is going to result in daytime tiredness, under eye circles and a dull cast to the skin. We can slather on all the lotions and potions we want, but if we do not address the problem it will not get any better.
If you do shift work, try to create an environment where you can get maximum rest when you do get to sleep. Consider a device that will create white noise and blank out the potentially interruptive sounds.
Sleep: Is my lack of sleep having negative side effects on my skin? Your lack of sleep can be causing your skin to look tired and dull.we all know the hazards but often do not think about them showing up on the skin. Each of us needs to find ways to deal with the stresses in our life and there are a lot of them. Family, babies, marriage, divorce, work, bills, friends, all can be stressful. Even exercise or a change in routine can be stressful to the body and it will need time to adapt. Stress affects our hormone levels which affects about everything else. Be prepared with your little emergency kit if stress triggers skin breakouts. Try some form of meditation or relaxation to reduce stress before you go to bed to sleep better. Yes, that cup of herbal tea is a more restful nightcap than anything else. No caffeine of any form including sodas or chocolate for 4 hours prior to bedtime also is a great help.
Baby: It’s nothing new that a baby in the house will mess with your sleep. So what is a mom supposed to do? Go with the flow. If you are at home with the child, the best answer is probably napping. When you put the baby down, take a power nap. This may help you feel more refreshed and rested in the evening when the rest of your family is home and hoping for a bit of companionship and a meal. If you are back at work and napping when baby does isn't an option, try catching a power nap at lunch. Learn to do a bit of self-hypnosis and you can feel rested and refreshed in 15 minutes.
Snoring: Snoring loudly enough to wake yourself or your partner may mean sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can be a potentially life threatening disorder if untreated. During the sleep cycle breathing stops and starts multiple times. Women may or may not suffer from loud snoring but still have sleep apnea. The problem with sleep apnea is the interrupted breathing means that the brain is not getting its routine oxygen supply. This is what can lead to some pretty nasty health problems. Here is a listing of the symptoms and information from the Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sleep-apnea/basics/symptoms/con-20020286
Learning and treating this I can avoid the health problems and wake up refreshed in the morning.