The winter is over and the long nights of June feel like a lot, even if they rob us of sleep and that affects our appearance. Because you know very well that the yawns, the dark circles, the unlightened skin, the daytime fatigue are 'Side effects' of little sleep. If you add the alcohol so present in the evenings, the consequences are even worse.
And is that the skin is renewed during sleep. New cells replace the old ones, restoring the epidermis. But, also, while you sleep, lots of hormonal and metabolic changes. On the other hand, if you sleep less than necessary, all those processes are altered. It has been proven, for example, that lack of sleep distorts memories, affects mood, increases the risk of accidents and promotes hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Obesity It is another consequence. Among other reasons, that happens because, the day after having slept little, we tend to eat more and we throw ourselves especially to sweets and fast food.
The advice of all the experts is "do not skimp the hours of sleep that our body needs". The recommendation is sleep between 7 and 9 hours daily from the age of 18 and up to 64. From 65 onwards, between 7 and 8 hours of sleep are recommended daily. Just one precision: contrary to what many people believe, the hours of sleep are not stored and, in fact, sleeping more than 9 or 10 hours does not add benefits. In fact, it can be as harmful as not getting enough sleep. As to the siesta, the advice of experts is that it does not last longer than 20 or 30 minutes.
These signs may indicate lack of sleep: involuntary nodding during the day (a huge risk at the wheel!); need caffeine to keep you awake; have trouble concentrating and remembering; lose interest in sex; feel tired and irritable … Remember, too, that caffeinated beverages after 5 pm, late dinners, noises and lights in the bedroom (including the 'pilotitos' of electronic devices) alter the natural sleep cycles / wake. Do not forget it if you want to be radiant this summer!
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