Sleep to Slow Aging

Undergo a night of sleeplessness or burn the midnight oils straight into those early hours and you’ll likely feel and see symptoms of sleep deprivation the next morning. Dark circles underneath the eyes and paleness to the skin can undoubtedly make anyone seem worn-out and old. Replicate this cycle every night, and this long-term sleep deprivation will inevitably break down your body, and age you.

Many do not enjoy adequate sleep, which plays a major part in our perceived appearance. Those who get significantly less than six hours of sleep per night could be more susceptible to viral infections, heart problems, stroke and obesity, with a linked deterioration in mental functionality.

If not receiving enough sleep is a result of your wanting to get more done every day, consider the time you throw away as a result of exhaustion interfering with your effectiveness. Fix your mindset, your daily practices, and commence finding out how to make sleep your friend. Work toward getting at least 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep each night.

Some easy lifestyle alterations might help if the reason for you not getting an adequate amount of sleep is the result of insomnia, or some nighttime disruptions (snoring partner, for instance). Reduce caffeine in the afternoons and evenings, keep a notepad by the bed in case you need to remember anything for the next day, or send the dog out of the bedroom. If this does not work, speak with your doctor to exclude sleep apnea or another health ailment that might be inhibiting you from receiving much needed sleep.