Whoever said – you snooze, you lose – needs to get a lesson on the importance of sleep. If you don’t have proper sleep, you’ll find that it will negatively affect you in all aspects of your life. Your work life will be interrupted as you won’t be able to focus, and your productivity will take a hit. If you are still wondering whether it’s worth to honor your body’s tendency for bedtime, take it from the founder of Huffington Post, Ariana Huffington. After collapsing and breaking her cheekbone from exhaustion, she found out firsthand the importance of being well rested to be successful.
Sleep is not only critical for your professional success, but it also brings along hosts of health benefits. A good dose of sleep can help you look much younger than your present age. That’s because sleep is the most powerful rejuvenating treatment that helps your skin look beautiful and youthful. However sleep-deprivation can be detrimental to both your glowing skin and our health. That’s because when you are sleep deprived, your body starts making stress hormone, known as cortisol. High levels of cortisol can lead to increased stress and inflammation in the body, which obviously will hurt your skin health. Your skin will appear dull and signs of aging will become prominent. When you sleep your body goes into repair mode. During your sleep your skin renews itself. It’s a process of repairing, restoring and rebalancing whereby your new skin cells replace the older cells. Sleep is also a time when all sort of hormonal and metabolic changes happen in your body, including your skin, lack of sleep simply disrupt those processes. Here is a list of consequences your body may face if you are consistently failing in catching up on your zzzzs.
Not enough sleep robs you of your beauty
While you sleep, your body re-balances it hydration. Lack of sleep will result in poor water balance, which consequently leads into formation of dark, puffy bags under your eyes.
Not enough sleep accelerates aging process
When you are sleeping, your skin cells go into repair mode. This won’t happen unless you reach deeper phase of sleep. Consistently not getting enough sleep will result in accumulating daily break outs because your skin cells are not getting the chance to get reversed overnight.
Not enough sleep will worsen your existing skin condition
Increased inflammatory response shows up in the form of increased acne breakouts. Your skin will experience increased sensitivity, dermatitis reaction, and irritant dermatitis.
Sleep deprivation detracts your skin’s natural beauty
Not enough sleep will lead to increased inflammatory cells in the body. This may even further lead to breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid, a molecule that gives your skin its glow, translucency and bounce.
Not enough sleep impacts your immune system
Lack of sleep increases inflammation in the body that adversely impacts your body’s natural ability to regulate the immune system. As a result you may fall sick more often. You may also observe immune related skin disease such as psoriasis and eczema. These are not mere skin disease but an indication of body’s inflammation.