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Become a sleeping beauty during Sleep Awareness Week

March 6, 2015 by Works with Water

2nd-8th March is Sleep Awareness Week, an annual public campaign to promote the importance of sleep. A good night’s sleep will prepare you for the day and make you feel energised.  However, every now and then you can’t help but stay up a past your bedtime, whether it is to work, going on a night out or the inability to turn off Netflix. But what happens to your body and skin when you simply aren’t getting enough shut eye?

One in three people suffer from poor sleep and this can lead to a variety of health problems. In the short term a bad night’s sleep will leave you feeling groggy, grumpy and will effect concentration levels (is spending the night binge watching House of Cards really worth this? A rhetorical question, obviously…). In the long run regular bad sleeping habits put you at risk of serious health conditions like obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

Like oxygen and water, sleep is a necessary part of life. The body uses this time for healing and repairing cells, so it is no wonder then that there are so many links between poor skin and not getting enough sleep. Regular late nights and poor slumber confuses the body’s hormones and causes the overproduction of sebum, clogging pores and leading to breakouts. It isn’t called beauty sleep for nothing!

To achieve clear skin it is essential that you get regular and uninterrupted sleep. The National Sleep Foundation suggests that a good judge of whether you are getting enough sleep is how you feel during the day. If you feel drowsy and desperate for caffeine, it is likely that you may need more early nights.

Sadly sometimes missing a good night’s sleep can’t be avoided, which can affect the condition of your skin. Taking a complexion boosting supplement such as help: clear skin is an easy and natural way to combat spots, even if you do miss your beauty sleep occasionally!

For more information on Sleep Awareness Week visit: http://sleepfoundation.org/events-activities/sleep-awareness-week

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