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Five Ways To Get Your Beauty Sleep!

We’ve always heard that you need your beauty sleep. When you don’t get enough, it’s unhealthy for your immune system which can make you more prone to getting sick, along with causing under eye circles and dull skin. Here are five little tips that will help you get to bed, so you can look your best and kick butt the next day!

1. Go to bed a little earlier each night! For four nights in a row, try your best to get into bed 15 minutes earlier than the night before. (If you usually go to bed at 12 on Monday, try 11:45 on Tuesday, and so on.) That way, you’ll train your body to go to bed at an earlier time so you can feel more rested. I’m a late-night person and often like to do a lot of work in the evening, but remembering this little tip helps me get into a routine so I don’t stay up too late.

2. Cut out the caffeine! It’s often easy to grab a coffee in the late afternoon to help you stay charged throughout the day, but if you want a restful night sleep it’s best to cut out all coffee, and sodas (yes even diet!) until 2 pm. I try to remember this tip because it’s too easy for me to grab a Coke Zero at anytime of the day because I love it so much.

3. Turn off the TV and get off Facebook! Try and shut off the computer at least 45 minutes before you go to bed, it’s too tempting to stay online surfing the internet and watching random TV. It’s much more soothing getting into bed, and reading a good book to help you wind down after a long day. I make sure I have an interesting book I’m into, so I look forward to getting into bed.

4. Don’t hit the snooze button! If you get in a repeated habit of sleeping in, it only makes you feel more drowsy throughout the day. Plus, think of how much more accomplished you’ll feel if you wake up and have extra time! I try to remember that when it’s hard to get up in the morning sometimes.

5. Get some light! As soon as you wake up, try and get some sunshine for at least 15 minutes, it will help you feel more energized about the day. I do my makeup near a window, so I can get the morning light in. It helps me get ready to take on the day!

 

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by No More Tears for the Awakened on November 11, 2012 at 14:28

    Thanks a bunch! I have a lot of trouble keeping good sleeping habits 😛

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by UntoldPromises on November 8, 2012 at 12:16

    Thank you so much 😀
    I really need to go to bed earlier…
    school is so stressful. I’m trying to study for SATs and looking for college/university.
    Do you mind praying for me girls? 🙂

  3. Midnight

    Posted by Midnight on November 8, 2012 at 07:10

    I’v tried all of these things, I’ve even tried sleeping pills (not a ton cause I don’t wanna get on the habit of using them) I still can’t sleep! I’ve tried drinking herbal tea before (no caffeine) Also tried: Yoga, no light in my room, no sound, then constant sound (like a fan.) it doesn’t matter if I run or not, or If I get up at an early time.. NO SLEEP… ahh

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by No More Tears for the Awakened on November 11, 2012 at 14:35

      I don’t know if this’ll help or not but: Try heated milk with a little vanilla (if you use the stove heat on low and keep stirring).
      Working out a bit right before going to bed (like 5-10 pushups, 10-20 jumpingjacks), streching before and after, might help.
      Lastly, chamomile and lavender are very soothing scents, so try putting some in your tea or get a lotion that has one of those as a main scent.
      I hope you start sleeping well soon and remember; God gives rest to those he loves 🙂

  4. Paris

    Posted by Paris on November 7, 2012 at 23:11

    I love these tips and follow them most of the time,but lately I have not been. I will do my best to get back on track,though.

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by Mrs K on November 7, 2012 at 18:46

    The light thing only works if you get up AFTER the sun is up. 🙂 Hubby is a night owl, I’m a morning person. Especially when he started having to leave for work by just after 6 a.m., he’s learning to re train his body. Another tip, Magnesium and calcium. A warm shower or bath before bed, and an easy book that’s not too dramatic.

  6. violinlover

    Posted by violinlover on November 7, 2012 at 18:05

    Also, if your having a really bad time, tey melatonin. No, its not the stuff in your skin! Its a natural vitamin that helps you fall asleep easier. I take it, it works really well.

  7. SoulfulGinger

    Posted by SoulfulGinger on November 7, 2012 at 17:46

    I am so stressed and tired lately…I hope these tips help…thanks, Nicole!!!! 🙂

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by JuicyWolf on November 7, 2012 at 16:43

    Thanks for the tips Nicole. Actually, my psycology teacher mentioned a lot of these. I really should listen to them…

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by cece on November 7, 2012 at 16:27

    This must have been a coincidence! I haven’t been looking and feeling so good because of trouble sleeping! Thanks, Nicole, this really helps!

  10. love4494

    Posted by love4494 on November 7, 2012 at 16:04

    I’m a night owl so going to bed any earlier would not do me any good.

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by pappela on November 7, 2012 at 12:35

    I have troubles falling asleep at night. I think I might just try these tips. Thanks! 🙂

  12. Posted by on March 3, 2011 at 21:13

    Here are some more ideas: Once you’ve established a bedtime, go to bed at EXACTLY the same time every night. It trains your body to sleep when it needs to. Really! Another tip: Turn off all the lights in your room. I’m not talking about reading lights, I’m talking about those sneaky lights you don’t even realize are there. Clock radio, the apple glowing on the back of your MacBook, even the glow of your phone charging are subtly throwing light at you!