Beauty sleep isn’t just a term that’s thrown around, it’s a legit thing, and if our bodies don’t get enough beauty sleep it can affect a number of things. Do you know our bodies need around eight hours of sleep every night to function properly? Anything less than this on a regular basis can lead to mood swings, fatigue and lack of focus. I think many of us know that sleep deprivation can affect our mental health, but did you know it can also affect our physical health? This is where beauty sleep comes in.
Sleep is food for your brain, body and skin and if you don’t get enough you can deprive these organs of nourishment. During a proper night’s sleep your body works to remove dead blood cells while your brain also helps to rid 60% more toxins. Overall, this helps to make you feel more refreshed and gives your skin that lovely morning glow.
Not getting enough sleep can also affect the moisture levels in your skin by decreasing them and your complexion’s pH levels. Imbalanced moisture levels can lead to a dehydrated complexion, as well as redness, breakouts and it could make your skin look drier. Overall, your skin will look less youthful and dull.
Last, but not least, is dark circles. I think many people think that they’re prone to dark circles under their eye area depending on their skin type, but actually a lot of the time it can be down to lack of sleep. While your body is asleep, your body’s cells regenerate, especially at skin level. Not getting enough sleep and lead to your blood vessels dilating, which then causes dark circles. Getting enough sleep ensures everything works the way it’s supposed to, which reduces the blue, or purple shadow under the eyes.
I’m guilty of not getting enough sleep, in fact, I’m lucky if I get around six hours a night. And you can tell if I don’t get enough sleep because my skin looks dull, I’m more prone to breakouts and around my eye area looks dark. So, to ensure I get the beauty sleep I need, I’ve introduced the Sleepy Head Pillow Sleep Spray and Sleepy Head Beauty Balm to my night time routine.
Both the Sleepy Head Pillow Sleep Spray and Sleepy Head Beauty Balm from Made By Coopers promises to help you drift off into a blissful nights sleep. The products are completely organic, vegan friendly, contain no artificial fragrances, or parabens too. I was really excited to try out these products, especially the Sleepy Head Pillow Sleep Spray because it’s a best-seller. Believe it, or not, Corey (my other half) was the first to try out the pillow spray. So, an hour, or so before bedtime I sprayed both our pillows with the Sleepy Head Pillow Sleep Spray and the first thing I noticed was the smell, which was a mix of lavender, frankincense and chamomile.
These ingredients combined create the ultimate recipe for a good night’s sleep, as chamomile is soothing, frankincense is calming and relaxing, and lavender can help relieve anxiety, stress and depression. Back to the bedroom… as soon as we got into bed and Corey’s head hit the pillow he was asleep. Now, normally Corey needs the TV on to drift asleep (it’s rather annoying because I have to wear earplugs), but not this time. He went to bed instantly and didn’t wake up until 12 hours later. I was so impressed because Corey usually functions on even less sleep than I do.
Since then I’ve continued to use both products – the spray I pop on my pillow and the balm I rub onto my temples and my wrists. I find that every time I use these products I drift into a deep sleep and when I don’t use them I definitely notice a difference in my sleeping pattern.
If you struggle to get enough sleep, or find that you’re not drifting into a deep sleep, then I completely recommend these. Again, I was so surprised that they worked on Corey as he really struggles to sleep and even he’s noticed a difference.
On average how many hours of sleep do you get a night?
Sarah Jayne x
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