The short answer is - YES! But with so much for us all to juggle these days, it’s no wonder that in the UK the average adult sleeps at least an hour less than recommended. And though we’ve all heard that good sleep is important, the reasons behind it playing such a vital role in our health aren’t always clear.
With busy mums often being the most sleep-deprived of us all, we decided to sit down with Dr David Jack this Mother’s Day to get to the bottom of the importance of good sleep for overall skin health and wellbeing - and give you a few tips to make sure you’re getting that much-needed 8 hours. Jump to the bottom for a Mother’s Day Gift!
Why Do We Need Beauty Sleep?
- Brain Function
- Weight Loss
1. BRAIN FUNCTION
Quite simply, sleep helps your brain work properly. Lack of sleep can result in poor decision making and lack of emotional control, as well as mood swings and lack of motivation.
So though you might feel you have too much to do to spend 8 hours asleep, it will in fact drastically improve your performance for those hours you are awake, giving you the better capacity to prioritise and stay focused.
2. WEIGHT LOSS
Sleep deprivation has often been linked to obesity because while we sleep our bodies are busy balancing our hormones, specifically in this case ghrelin and leptin.
If you don’t get enough sleep, your ghrelin levels increase; this is the hormone responsible for making you feel hungry. Leptin, on the other hand, helps you to feel full and maintain a healthy appetite - but without good sleep, leptin levels decrease.
Sleep also supports healthy growth and development, so if you’re hitting the gym or pushing yourself at spin or Pilates, it’s so important to allow the body and muscles to recover.
If you want to get the most out of the effort you put into your workouts, you should also be putting the effort into the amount of sleep and recovery time you give yourself!
Now, this is a big one! At night-time our skin cells enter a state of renewal called mitosis - your skin cells are essentially dividing and multiplying into what will become your fresh new skin. As you can imagine this is when your skin needs nutrients the most, and when your skin will get the MAXIMUM impact from your skincare products.
That is why retinol-based products like our Good Night! Active Night Cream is so perfect at night. Put simply, Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that works to stimulate blood flow to cells (blood which will carry essential nutrients to the cells) and boosts collagen production - the strength and scaffolding that holds us together.
HOW TO GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP!
In summary, your emotions, your weight, your recovery, and your skin ALL depend on a good night’s sleep - which is why Dr. David Jack dedicated so much time and research to create the perfect tools and supplements to help us get there.
Good Night Cream - is a powerful scientifically developed Retinol cream to stimulate overnight recovery and repair to reveal a softer, more youthful appearance for the new day ahead.
Sweet Dreams - is a capsule to be taken every night to deliver optimum doses of zinc, magnesium, vitamin B6, and vitamin. This complete formula delivers these essential molecules to the system in a simple, effective form.