As my mom usually say, having a good sleep is best for wrinkles. As I understand it before, I need to have 6-8 hours of sleep a day in order for me to reap the said benefits.
It is not difficult to simply fall asleep but having a better sleep is sometimes difficult for me especially if I have a lot of things in my mind before I go to bed. I usually sleep with very keen senses, thus, I easily wake up when I feel or hear something. With this, I woke up in the morning still feeling exhausted even though I’ve been in bed for 8 hours. I’ve been like this for almost 8 years when I suddenly observed some fine lines around my eyes.
It is then when I realized that it is actually not just the number of hours but it is also the quality of sleep which is best for wrinkles. From that day on, I decided to look for ways that I could use in order for me to have a better sleep.
Here are some of the things I did and I found effective for me:
- Be consistent in time (bedtime and wake time schedules).
- Avoid eating or drinking food with alcohol and caffeine close to bedtime.
- Eat 2-3 hours before bedtime.
- Fight sleepiness just right after dinner.
- Have a relaxing routine before bedtime like taking a hot bath, reading a book, listening to music or some yoga exercises.
- Create a sleep-conducive bedroom – comfortable mattress and pillows, cool and quiet environment.
Starting the day I get to have better sleep, many of my co-workers observed that I look a lot younger and vibrant. It is during our sleeping time where cell generation processes takes place which are important in skin-cell growth and repair. I would say that it is indeed best for wrinkles to have enough quality sleep.