5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Beauty Sleep
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Do you know what happens to your skin when you don't get enough sleep? Your skin isn't able to repair itself as well, your immunity drops, dark circles crawl under your eyes, puffiness abounds, and your body's natural damage repair falls flat.
So what's a girl to do when she can't seem to get some shut eye? Implement a few of these simple fixes.
1. Switch Your Phone Into Night Shift
The blue LED light in your electronics will keep you awake. Blue LED light suppresses melatonin production in the brain, and if you experienced prolonged exposure you may suffer from insomnia.
You can reverse these negative affects by switching your iPhone into ‘Night Shift.’
This can be done at your control bar at the bottom of your phone display system, and it completely wipes out the blue light—making the glare of your screen easier on your eyes, and more comfortable for your brain as you wind down from your day.
This can be done a few hours before you head to sleep, or it can be your default phone function.
2. Use an Essential Oil Diffuser
About an hour before bedtime, grab your humidifier or diffuser and pop in a few drops of a relaxing essential oil. The aroma will fill the room, and your nervous system will relax with every inhale and exhale you take.
Great essential oils to try include: lavender, eucalyptus, and lemon balm.
3. Drink Passionflower Extract
Passionflower extract is perfect for calming your nervous system. The easiest way to take this supplement is to pour 6-8 drops into a glass of water and drink it up.
You’ll feel the calming effects of this herb almost immediately.
4. Pop Valerian Root
Had to much caffeine during the day and can’t seem to wear yourself out by the time bedtime hits? Try popping a capsule of valerian root.
Valerian root is known for assisting people who suffer from chronic insomnia—and also helps with muscle spasms, symptoms of mild depression, anxiety, and menstrual cramps.
5. Sip on Kava Root
Kava root comes from southeast Asia, and has been proven to treat insomnia, calm ADHD, ease tension headaches, and reverse chronic fatigue.
Added benefits include a boosted immune system, potent antioxidant properties, and accelerated wound healing.
Take a capsule 20 minutes before bed, and hit the hay without delay.