Sleep is incredibly important for our health, wellbeing and mood, but many of us are not getting the required eight hours. In fact, the UK average is just six hours of sleep per night, which, over the course of one year equates to about a month of lost sleep. By achieving closer to eight hours, you’ll wake feeling more energised and refreshed and your skin will greatly benefit.
We have curated these tips to help you perform at your optimum everyday!
1. Cut out Blue Light
Our Laptops and handheld devices emit a Blue Light that tricks our body into thinking it is still day time, meaning that you will struggle to wind down. We recommend turning off your devices, at least an hour before you aim to sleep for best results. If instagram is simply too tempting, try using Night Mode on your phone to cut out the blue light.
2. Stop Snoozing!
Snoozing is actually worse for us than we think. “If alarming your heart, quite literally, were not bad enough, using the snooze feature means you will repeatedly inflict that cardiovascular assault again and again within a short span of time,” says Professor Matthew Walker, of the University of California’s Centre for Human Sleep Science. Disable the snooze button for a better day!
3. Silk. Need we say more?
Sleeping on a Silk Pillowcase improves your level of sleep by a great amount. Not only is it super luxurious and makes you feel like Royalty (Why sleep on Cotton when you can Sleep on Silk?), it also regulates your temperature so you don't have to flip your pillow to the cool side in the night. Keeping yourself cooler at night is the key to an undisrupted slumber.
4. Total Darkness
Sleeping in complete darkness is the best way to have a deep, beneficial sleep. We recommend our Silk Sleep Mask for cutting out light and it will improve your Under Eye Skin too (bonus!).