Health & Fitness

Why Beauty Sleep Is So Important

Beauty sleep is a real thing. No, seriously, it is. It’s science.

Think about it. Where is the attraction in dark circled eyes, sluggish thinking, and irritability? I don’t believe there is any. Sitting at your desk with dry eyes, unable to concentrate on the words in front of you doesn’t make you feel particularly beautiful. But this is what a lack of sleep does to you: it makes our eyes darker by altering the level of cortisol flowing through our blood vessels; it impairs our judgement by affecting our working memory, actually making it harder for us to think and process information; and it alters our neurotransmitters to mimic the symptoms of mood disorders. Now, that doesn’t sound very beautiful to me.

The Science Of Sleep

In our busy lives, it’s easy to stay up for just one more hour. Or maybe just two more… But hitting the hay an hour earlier can actually have its beauty benefits. Hormones and chemicals released in our sleep can help to restore, repair, and protect our bodies. In the first three hours we are asleep, our bodies begin to secrete growth hormones. These hormones, like collagen, start to repair and protect body cells such as skin and hair. At this stage, protein breakdown reduces and cell production increases, to aid the repair and growth of cells. REM follows in the following two hours, producing Melatonin. This is antioxidant affects our sleep cycles and the colour of our skin and hair. The deepest REM sleep occurs in the final 3 hours. This is where cells really start to repair, rebuild, and regenerate. So our cells literally renew and rejuvenate while we sleep.

Myvitamins Relax 

Sometimes it can be difficult to switch off and relax. Here at Myvitamins, we’ve made it simple. We’ve created the perfect multivitamin to get you the sleep you crave! Our Relax blend has been uniquely developed to aid peaceful sleep. Our secret formula includes lemon balm and chamomile to soothe you gently to sleep. It also includes magnesium, to reduce feelings of fatigue in the morning. We also added zinc to support the beautifying process for healthy hair, skin, and nails.

All you need to do to stop those restless nights staring at the ceiling is take two capsules about thirty minutes before you go to bed. It’s that easy. Sleep made simple.

Beauty Hot Chocolate: For the Perfect Sleep

beauty hot chocolate on bed - the perfect beauty sleep supplement

According to the Sleep Advisor (2018), having hot drinks before bed heats your body up, and when you then cool down, this drop in temperature can make you feel more sleepy. So, with the perfect night’s sleep in mind, we’ve developed a delicious, low-calorie beauty hot chocolate.

Unlike a regular hot chocolate, our Beauty Hot Chocolate – at less than 40 calories a cup – is enriched with inulin to promote healthy sleep. Inulin is a prebiotic fibre that has been linked in the BBC documentary, The Truth about Sleep, to improved sleep quality. We have also added in a beautiful blend of vitamin C, riboflavin, biotin (vitamin B7) and collagen to support the health of your skin, hair and nails while you sleep.

Getting a good night’s rest is pretty important. It really is beauty sleep. It keeps our cells young and, according to the science guys at British Medical Journal, people think that those who have more sleep appear more attractive. So, beauty sleep isn’t just a phrase. It’s science!



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Katie Lambert

Katie Lambert

Writer and expert

After studying History at The University of Leeds, Katie moved back to her home town of Manchester to start a career in content writing. Katie has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys running in her spare time. Her favourite topics to write about include healthy recipes, performance strategies and general wellbeing.