The Science of sleep, or lack there of.

I was having a jolly good time pinning things on Pinterest and saw a pin about sleep. Intrigued, I opened the pin and found it very interesting. You can view the pin here  . So, this pin talks about how coffee affects your sleep and how laying in bed while awake is not neccessarily good. Now, you are probably wondering what this has to do with fashion. Well, it does. I has to do with your health and wellness, as well as beauty. Because without sleep there is no beauty. Makeup or not, no sleep means yuck. And come on it just is not healthy.

So, let’s look at this a bit. It states that in the short term a lack of sleep slows the metabolism and lowers mortality rate.It also talks about more depression,anxiety, and lack of short term memory. This got me thinking; I am a new mommy and since the birth of my first child I have been running on a lack of sleep. When my son was first born, I was always tired no sleep will do that. I had bad post partum and lack of memory. “Mommy brain” is what women call it. Um no, it is a lack of sleep brain and even men can get it. Thinking about it now, I am sure it had a lot to do with my post partum and memory issues. No sleep made me not want to get dressed and feeling a sense of funk that I could not get out of. Then I started to get 7 hours of sleep when lil’ man started to sleep through the night. My memory came back, my heart was not AS annoying, I started to loose the baby weight faster, and I looked better all around. Why? SLEEP, people Sleep!

via ellemagazine

via ellemagazine

So, look what a lack of sleep does to your skin. It is the pic in the middle. Wow, and YIKES! Your body does a lot of repairs while you are sleeping so it is no wonder why a lack of sleep can help the skin. So, take a moment and think about your sleeping habits. Turn the phone off, get comfy, and slow down on the caffeine.Sleep is more important than Twitter, Facebook, PVZ2(plants vs zombies 2), and blogging. Get some comfy Pj’s and get some shut eye.

 

They have the right idea.

They have the right idea.

 

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