The best way to start the day is to have a restful night. We often joke about getting our "beauty sleep," but we need 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep to stay healthy – and look good! A lot happens while we're sleeping. Our bodies are being strengthened and repaired, and information from the day is being sorted and stored. But what can we do when we have trouble catching those essential Zzz's?
Falling asleep should be easy (we did it so effortlessly as babies and children!) But, as we get older, we may need a few tricks up our pajama sleeves:
4 7 8 Breathing Technique:
1) With your mouth closed, inhale quietly through your nose for a count of four.
2) Hold your breath for seven seconds.
3) Exhale through your mouth for eight seconds while making a "whoosh" sound.
Slip into Something Silky
I used to wear "any old thing" to bed. You know the look — an old faded t-shirt and misshapen pajama bottoms. But this all changed when I fell in love with the feel of silk. I swapped my cotton pillowcases for silk ones (a must-have for your skin and hair) and then decided to spoil myself with a pair of pure silk pajamas. Now, I'm dressing better for bed than when I go out during the day!
On a side note, my sheets are still cotton. I was concerned that if they were silk too, I'd be sliding all over the bed! I've shared all my fabulous silk finds HERE.
"Your future depends on your dreams, so go to sleep" Mesut Barazany
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