Get Proper Sleep

Quality, restful sleep can go far in helping you with your anti-wrinkle regimen. Sleeping well and often affects your physical and mental health, as well as helping your body recuperate from stress. Yet many people experience restless nights and the quality of sleep is compromised. It’s easy to fall into a routine where good quality sleep is hard to get and it may take a commitment in order to experience a relaxing and restful nights sleep. Making some changes to your routine can have a profound impact on how well you sleep.

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ONE
Exercise. Regular exercise during the day will help you sleep better at night and improves the symptoms of insomnia. The more vigorous the exercise means that you will be tired enough at night to sleep restfully. Exercise speeds up your metabolism, elevates body temperature and simulates hormones such as cortisol, which helps control blood sugar and blood pressure levels and helps reduce inflammation. You should always try to exercise early in the morning, or at least at a time that’s not too close to bedtime as it can interfere with your sleeping. Ideally your exercise regimen should end about three to four hours before your bedtime. Yoga and other powerful stretching exercise can actually help your muscles relax and can promote sleep.

TWO
Control your daytime napping. A quick nap during the day may recharge you, but it can also affect your night time sleep. Limit your naps to 15 minutes at the most and take them as far from your bedtime as possible. If you get drowsy after your dinner, do something that will invigorate you. Going for a walk, doing the dishes or calling a friend will help fight the sleepy feeling. 

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THREE
What you eat can affect how you sleep. Of course you’ve heard that drinking a cup of coffee a few hours before going to bed can keep you up. And it’s true. The caffeine in coffee, tea and other foods can cause sleep problems up to ten hours of drinking it. You should also avoid spicy and rich foods, and eating large meals at night. Heartburn, bloating and a general uncomfortable feeling can result from these kinds of foods. Alcohol should also be set aside prior to bed time. A small amount as a night cap may be ok, but any more and it may disrupt your sleep cycle. Too much liquid in general can result in frequent bathroom trips in the middle of the night.

FOUR
Curb your anxiety. Sometimes you have thoughts racing through your head, either from work related or personal issues, or just random left over thoughts from earlier in the day. This can make it hard to fall asleep and you should take some time to figure out a way to deal with these stresses. It’s easier said than done but the more over stimulated your brain gets during the day, the harder it can be to slow down at night. Force yourself to find resolutions to any issues during the day and set aside specific times before bed to try to resolve them. Try some relaxation techniques such as meditation which can help to rejuvenate your body.

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There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to fight stress causing wrinkles and help yourself get that rejuvenation you’ve been needing. Good restful sleep though can elude you unless you really get yourself into a regimen of self care and self awareness. And if you want to reap the double benefits of restful sleep, make sure you wear SilcSkin’s anti-wrinkle pads when you go to bed. The great benefit to these pads is that they stay on and do their magic while you’re sleeping. The pads are made out of a layer of thick, medical grade silicone that moisturizes the skin, encouraging collagen regeneration. So it pays to get into a program that ensures a long restful night. You’ll wake up refreshed and wrinkle free!

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