3 girls, 1 blog, and the pursuit of making everyday more beautiful

3 girls, 1 blog, and the pursuit of making everyday more beautiful

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Beauty Sleep

    Sleep is one of the oldest beauty tricks out there. Getting the right amount of sleep is key to a healthy body. How many times have you stayed up all night, and the next morning, wish you hadn't? I know that this happens to me at least three times a week (at least in the summer). I wake up the next morning feeling disgusting. I also have to sport incredibly noticeable under eye circles. 
     The right amount of sleep is important, but many people don't know what the "right amount" is. For most adults eight hours is perfect. However, we tend to think that eight hours is perfect for everyone. Thats not true. For young adults and teens, the ideal amount of sleep is ten hours. I can tell you right now that I do not get ten hours of sleep every night. I just make it to eight.
     Sometimes though, it isn't necessarily our fault. Getting to sleep early is extremely hard for many people. So, below I'm going to list some little tricks for falling asleep.

One of the main reasons people can't get to sleep is that there are lights all around them. From electronics, street lights, or even cars. We live in a world full of artificial light and it is hard to get away from. My suggestion is to wear a sleep mask. Although I can't get the picture, the one here is insanely cheap and will do the trick.

The next reason some people can't get to sleep is because of noise. Some things just won't shut up at night, and it can be extremely annoying. My suggestion is to use your ear phones (from your ipod, bluetooth, or whatever) to block out the noise. Also, if it helps, and you have an ipod, make a playlist with relaxing songs and turn it on a low volume. That usually helps me fall asleep.

Sometimes, there just isn't a specific reason  why you can't fall asleep. If you can't pinpoint the reason, and its not a medical issue, try this:

Its Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Sleep mist. Get it here.
   Lastly, I know that there are vitamins you can buy to help you sleep. I'm not advertising these because I have no idea how they work, or the side affects. Try them if you think you need them, but I would talk to a doctor first.

  Beauty sleep really is important to not only your looks, but to your health. If you aren't getting enough sleep, try to in the future. And, leave us a comment or shoot us an email if you like this post or if you don't.



  1. I´d love to try that aromatherapy mist! I confess, I usually get 6-7 hours of sleep, and I feel that it´s not always enough, but there are so many things to do/to try/ to see that it´s sometimes hard to sleep all night :)

    Happy Thursday!

    xx Ivana
    Style in the City

  2. I wish I could get 10 hours of sleep a night! Last night I couldn't fall asleep until past 3 AM! Luckily since it's summer I got to sleep in but when school starts i'll need to go to bed way earlier. These tips will definetely help. I've been listening to music but they're pop songs which does not help me sleep. Tonight I'll try some more calming tunes. Thanks for the advice :)


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