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Sleep – lack of it is bad for our skin…AND bad for our waistline

September 9, 2013 by Works with Water
Lack of Sleep


It’s official, not only is a poor night’s sleep not great for our skin (I’m not sleeping well at the moment traveling & burning the midnight oil so the mirror is definitely not my friend in the mornings!), being deprived of sleep for just one night can cause us to make higher-calorie food choices the following day.


It’s not necessarily a ‘lightbulb moment’ for many of us as we know that acne, spots and a dull under-nourished complexion can be exacerbated by lack of sleep.

However, this latest research from the team at Uppsala University in Sweden does reinforce the relationship between sleep and the ability to make controlled and logical choices the following day. When energy levels are low, many of us do tend to reach for foods which are higher in sugars and fats, all providing that artificial energy high but unfortunately also high in calories.

So, when the mirror shows not only dark under-eye hollows, a pasty, spotty complexion and that rather flabby waistline, take a moment to count how many hours sleep you have been enjoying recently – and what’s been in your shopping basket as a result.

Sleeping Beauty had the right idea!

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