Beauty Note: Sweet Dreams

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There’s a reason that they call it “beauty sleep.” Getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night can actually improve your appearance. While you’re sleeping your body releases human growth hormones. This helps your body create collagen, which gives your skin strength and elasticity. (Fun Fact “kola” means glue in Greek and Collagen actually means “glue producer”). Also, while you are dreaming away, your skin cells are regenerating and all the muscles in your face that create wrinkles begin to relax.

While the recommended hours of sleep you should be getting each night is between 7 and 9, this just simply isn’t a reality for some of you busy ladies. So just think of this as a reason to catch up on weekends. According to FITNESS Magazine, when you have been asleep for 5 hours “Your skin’s temperature reaches its lowest point and your muscles relax, giving skin its deepest recovery.” So hit the snooze button and dream a little longer.

XO Lauren via TheBeauty Deparment

Categories: Beauty Note, Primp
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  • Koceva Tamara

    thanks Lauren, i agree sleeping is the most important and most wonderful thing in our lives! :*

  • Jennifer Meeker

    i dont think i have ever gotten a full night sleep. and because of that i am constantly tired. it would be great if anyone had any suggestions for me for a good night sleep.

  • Hilary

    I would like to have 9 hours sleep. But sadly I do not get to sleep in very often. Thanks Lauren for the great advice :)

  • ARSLAN KHALID

    IF said i cannot sleep all day and night then do you have any solution for me i am really want to sleep but i can not sleep :(

  • Courtney Coan

    Try out Highlands Calms Forte. My doctor prescribed it for me as an alternative supplement to sleep pills. Its all natural and has relaxing herbs like camomile. It is a homeopathic medicine and non-addictive.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDMQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.calmsforte.com%2Fhome%2F%3Fpage_id%3D2&ei=maLUTfiLO8-_gQe019DqBw&usg=AFQjCNFF6i3WEBqMxOVDYkIh3jeQ5q4DDw&sig2=-44vPO_gLOxK0FzpSnQy9Q

  • carolina o

    That is so true, I need 7 hours sleep but I always have stuffs to do. Thanks for your avice I will have in consideration

  • diana seitanidou

    i am from greece and i am surprised that you wrote that fun fact ( i already knew it lol) 8 hours are ideal for me !! but when i have school i sleep 6 hours and they are not enough!

  • Kimberly

    I think sleep is very important, because you’ll feel better.

    But I fall asleep very difficult, because I always think of what happened that day…

    - Xxx.

  • Susannah Williams

    goooood fact!

    <3 :)

  • Emmy Rho

    I always try and get as least 8 hours of sleep. Sometimes it is just not possible but I always feel better when I am able to sleep that long!

    -Emmy

    http://www.sprinklesoneverything.wordpress.com

  • Michelle Scala

    If any of you girls have Iphones (or Itouch or prob works on the droid too…) theres an app called sleep pillow, you can put a timer and they have certain sounds to help you fall asleep. Put on your beauty mask and hit the pillow! I swear its helped me fall asleep faster and stay asleep.

    Even when I go to bed at 3 and have to be up at 8 ;)

  • Jennifer Meeker

    i like how no matter what time i go to sleep, whether its at 12 or at 4 in the morning im always up at 8 and i have to pretty much force myself to go back to sleep if i have no work that day.

  • Anna Gorbacheva

    I heard that you can catch your “”beauty sleep”” before 11pm or from 7am to 9am…

  • Casey Lynn

    I am just such a night owl that I never get my recommended dose of z’s.

    oh well.

    xo,

    http://girlinthepoodleshoes.blogspot.com/2011/05/who-needs-friends.html“”>Girl in the Poodle Shoes

  • Casey Lynn

    I am just such a night owl that I never get my recommended dose of z’s.

    oh well.

    xo,

    http://girlinthepoodleshoes.blogspot.com/2011/05/who-needs-friends.html

  • petra nokelainen

    It’s really hard to sleep enough because I don’t have the time.. I wish there was 45 hours in a day! :D

  • Kimbers C-W

    I’ve also heard that sleeping promotes hair growth. I don’t know if it’s actually true but it’s another good excuse! ;-)

  • Gabriela Mina

    it’s so true.. I notice when I only get a few hours of sleep I look horrible! Getting a good long sleep is so good, you wake up super energized and your face looks so refreshed. It’s winter where I am now (uruguay) so sleeping is a main thing now! lol

  • Margaret Rose

    I’m pretty sure when I don’t get enough sleep regardless of how much I excercised or ate healthy that week I start looking droopy all over. Getting my sleep bank restocked definitely makes me feel and look better.Harvard even supports me!

    http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/importance_of_sleep_and_health

  • Louna Charaf

    It can be weird but the more I sleep, the more I’m tired !
    But I agree, I look way better after 9 or 10 hours of sleeping ^^

  • Julie Smith

    I’ve noticed that during the college semesters I tend to look worse then I do in the summer- just because of stress and lack of sleep from my work load. But in the summer (I’m on break now) when I can catch up on sleep, I look so much better. My breakouts clear up and the redness under my eyes goes away. I swear sleep cures it all.

  • charlotte steffensen

    The following video is very good.

    “”Hair How To: Everyday Waves””

    It’s unbelivevable how pretty she always is!

  • iheartchocolatechipcookies

    Thanks for the tips

  • Nikki Hayes

    This totally works!!! I started sleeping between 7-9 hours a night, and my mom and friends have said totally out of the blue, “”you look really pretty today””. I also am more calm and definitely have more patience.

  • Diane Schon

    Definitely agree! I always feel more relaxed and collected when I get more sleep at night. :)

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  • Renos Fy

    Definitely agree! I always feel more relaxed and collected when I get more sleep at night and these are all gorgeous Maicar also

  • Katie Spiegel

    Along with getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep you ladies should really look into MaryKay’s Time Wise face wash they have special formalized wash mixed with their day and night cream to use along with it. I use it and after using the night time exfoliating wash I wake up the next morning with AMAZINGLY soft skin!!!!!

  • leorebeck gorres

    totally agree I notice it, the changesin my skin tone and appearance… with my nature of work, really am having a hard time getting the quality hours of sleep, thanks to the added info lauren!!! I’ll give time…

  • Grete Oanes

    It’s so helpful to know the facts behind what sleeping does to you at night. The tips make me WANT to try to get more sleep. (:

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