Friday, April 3, 2015

8 Ways in which Sleep aids Anti-aging

 (And 8 Tricks to Help you Sleep Better)

The Dalai Lama accords a lot of importance by saying, “Sleeping is the best meditation”.  Anti-aging never had a better ally than a healthy sleeping habit! Sleep creates an automatic shield against skin aging and strengthens your immune system in several ways.  Want to know how?
Good sleeping habits help in giving you

1.      Skin rejuvenation by keeping at bay
a)      Puffy eyelids
b)      Wrinkles and fine lines
c)      Dark circles around the eyes
d)      Acne
2.      A glowing complexion
3.      Alert, calm and refreshed on waking
4.      Less mood swings, more optimism and enthusiasm
5.      Motor skills and memory improved
6.      Cellular regeneration that helps in keeping you looking good and feeling good
7.      Inflammation, if any, is reduced
8.      Increased life span due to improved
    a)      Endocrine levels and glucose tolerance
    b)      Immune system
    c)      Blood pressure levels
    d)      Memory power, alertness and performance
    e)      Body fat levels

It is ever so important that you sleep well and sufficiently so that you can avail all these benefits. So, here are some easy to follow ideas that ensure a good night’s sleep.

1.      Inculcating an ‘early to bed early to rise’ habit improves efficiency and boosts immunity
2.      Maintain the same sleep schedule; getting up at the same time and going to bed at the same time 
3.      Have a meal of less calories at night – about 400 to 500 calories
4.      Abstain from alcoholic drinks for about three hours prior to bedtime
5.      Avoid caffeinated drinks after lunch and onwards
6.      Avoid desserts before bedtime
7.      Do not apply anything greasy on your face when you go to bed. 
8.      Other simple ways to induce a good night’s sleep are
                      a)      Listening to soothing music
                      b)      Having a glass of warm milk just before turning in
                      c)      Meditation
                      d)      Reading
                      e)      Writing your diary
                       f)        A massage and/or hot bath


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