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Stress & Acne – Avoid sleep deprivation

May 2, 2012 by Works with Water
Diet and Sleep

Doctors recommend sleep as a stress reducer. When you are tired, you are less patient and easily agitated which can increase stress and that in turn can keep you awake at night, becoming a vicious circle.


It’s not enough that you simply sleep the required number of hours. You have to ensure that the quality of your sleep is also good. If you wake up feeling tired then most likely the quality of your sleep could use a bit of help. Practicing stress-lowering tactics such as relaxation techniques or meditation can help improve your quality of sleep.

Believe it or not, a good night’s sleep can also do amazing things for your skin. Why? A healthy, well-rested body has the resources to build a strong immune system. This can help fight acne blemishes when they occur, and that makes combating your acne a whole lot easier.

Health effects of sleep deprivation

  • Increase inflammation (the main cause behind acne)
  • Increase insulin resistance (another cause of  acne)
  • Lead to weight gain
  • Increase stress
  • Lead to depression and negative attitude

Sleep is indeed a natural healer. It relaxes and refreshes both body and mind. It repairs the systems and heals wherever it is necessary. It calms down the depressed mind and builds up the immunity power.

Feeling like you need forty winks now?

Have you read our other Stress & Acne Articles?
Stress & Acne – Is there a connection?
Stress & Acne – Is your diet the problem?

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